Sep 15, 2011 8:28 PM by Ariel Wesler, KSBY News (BT)
The third annual Hunger Walk is set for September 25th at locations throughout San Luis Obispo County. The event fights hunger in our communities one step at a time. Organizers say children tend to be the ones who need the most help, and some young triplets are doing their part this year.
With change in their banks, 4-year-old triplets Marley, Audry and Cordell Conover want to help change the course of hunger in San Luis Obispo County.
"I want to bring peanut butter and jelly to the homeless people that don't have any food," said Audry.
"The Hunger Walk was introduced at our church with Sandy the Sandwich, of course," said the triplets' mother, Kelly Conover. "The kids loved that, so when we got home we were talking about that and they're like 'well we have to do the Hunger Walk.'"
Kelly Conover says her kids have learned how hunger affects so many children, just like them.
The San Luis Obispo County Foodbank says kids often need the most help. Organizers estimate every dollar you donate brings in about 10 pounds of food, helping those who would otherwise go hungry.
"They brought up donating their piggy banks on their own," said Kelly. The three have raised about $500 for the Foodbank so far.
So as the Conover family prepares to pound the pavement in their own shoes, they now have a better understanding of what it's like to walk in someone else's. "It's easy as a parent to preach what you need to do, but out of the mouths of babies... They're making me walk the walk." said Kelly.
Last year, the Hunger Walk raised $60,000 for the Foodbank. The goal this year is $100,000. To find out how to sign up for the walk, and to get a look at locations, click here.
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