Sep 19, 2013 7:23 PM by Connie Tran, KSBY News

Walkers expected to raise money on Saturday to fight hunger

Thousands of people will pound the pavement this Saturday to raise money for the San Luis Obispo County Food Bank. It is the 5th Annual Hunger Walk. What makes this walk unique is that it's spread out all throughout the Central Coast. It is not just in one location. There will be four walks in four different locations -- Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Morro Bay, and San Luis Obispo. The walkers who participate will ask friends, family, and co-workers to donate to the cause. For every one dollar donated, the Food Bank can purchase $10 worth of food, because of wholesale pricing. The Food Bank helps many people who need help buying food, like Dan Sallia, a man from Grover Beach who uses the Harvest Pantry to get by. "It really came down to, do we eat or you know what do you do? So, the food pantry here at Harvest Church has just made a huge difference. We've been able to eat, and eat healthy," said Sallia. The Harvest Pantry is one of many organizations that receives its food from the Food Bank. Sallia said the Harvest Pantry has helped him eat more healthy, which is especially crucial for him, because he's battling neck cancer. Check-in starts at 1:00 pm on Saturday, and the walks are at 2:00 pm. For more information on the 5th Annual San Luis Obispo County Food Bank Hunger Walk, click here.



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