Food for Lane County hosts Hunger Walk in Alton Baker Park

Hundreds walked against world hunger at Alton Baker Park on Sunday.

EUGENE, Ore. - Hundreds of people walked together in Alton Baker Park on Sunday, spreading awareness for world hunger.

More than 200 people gathered for an event organized by churches around the state and Food for Lane County.

Together, organizers say they raised more than $15,000, which will feed thousands of mouths around the world, as well as right in our backyard.

"Hunger is something that affects people all around the globe, and affects us all in different ways," said Karen Edmonds, Program Director for Food for Lane County. "Certainly one of the missions of the Church World Services is to help with disaster relief, so you can bet they are on the ground now."

Seventy-five percent of the proceeds went to Church World Services, which feeds people around the world, some in disaster situations, like the hurricane aftermath in Puerto Rico.

The last 25% goes to Food for Lane County and their efforts to make sure everyone is fed.

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