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
A-1 Rental, Inc.
Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation
Bon-Way Auto Body, Inc.
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
GENERATIONS HOUSE OF WORSHIP
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
Pastor Bob & Pat Henry
Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home
Robin & Mark Kuchta
McDonald’s – Natrona Heights
Shamey’s Gulf Service
Tarentum Area Lions Club
Luisa & Larry Nitowski
In Loving Memory of Victor Rushford