Walk For Hunger

This 5K walk each fall is a community response to hunger in the Allegheny Valley. Walkers from local churches, organizations and the community collect pledges to support the fight against hunger.

The walk begins at the Heights Plaza parking lot and proceeds through the streets of Natrona Heights then through Brackenridge and back through the Heights. This year’s event will be a little different as we will not be able to hold the after walk celebration due to the pandemic.

This year’s Walk was be held on October 15, 2023, with registration starting at 1:00 pm at the Heights Plaza in Natrona Heights.  Walkers were asked to pick up a sponsor envelope in advance of the Walk and collect from friends and family for their efforts.  Envelopes can be picked up at the AVAC office or at some local church offices.  Walkers who collect $100 or more will receive a free Walk for Hunger T-shirt.  Those who do not have sponsors can purchase a shirt for $15 if they wish.

Can’t walk with us due to other commitments or just not comfortable gathering with others?  Round-up your family and friends and hold your own walk!  Still can’t do it??  A personal financial gift or a collection from your circle will assist us in feeding those who are food insecure, whether you walk or not.

Contact the AVAC office at (724) 226-0606  ext. 10 for more information about the Walk for Hunger or contact us via email at [email protected].  Donations can be made here or by mailing a gift to: AVAC, 1913 Freeport Road in Natrona Heights.  Mark your gift as “Walk for Hunger”.

2023 Walk for Hunger Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

A-1 Rental, Inc.

Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation

Bon-Way Auto Body, Inc.

Barb Bonnett

Brackenridge American Legion Post #226

Bull Creek United Presbyterian Church

Rev. Edward & Charlotte Carter

Center Church of Fawn Township

Christ Our Hope Anglican Church

Fawn Developers, Inc.

The First Baptist Church Tarentum – In Loving Memory of Pastor Bob Walker

First United Presbyterian Church Tarentum


Highland Tire

Highlands Area Rotary Club

Dr. Linda Hiles

I2T Automation & Machining

K C & C Graphics

Lucchino Insurance & Financial Group

Oberg Industries, LLC

Robert Peters Funeral Home, Inc.

Phillippi’s Family Dining & Pizzeria

Bernie & Judy Rykaczewski

In Loving Memory of Kelly & Colin Saracco

Seita Diamond Jewelers

Shiloh Baptist Church

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Wildlife Lanes

Gold Sponsors

Linda Gibson

Pastor Bob & Pat Henry

Silver Sponsors

Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home

Robin & Mark Kuchta

McDonald’s – Natrona Heights

Shamey’s Gulf Service

Tarentum Area Lions Club

Bronze Sponsors

BJ Blackburn

Luisa & Larry Nitowski

In Loving Memory of Victor Rushford