Morristown, NJ - The Community Soup Kitchen & Outreach Center will hold its annual Hunger Walk on Sunday, October 20th at 1 p.m.

Hunger Walk 2018 provides participants with an opportunity to raise funds for the Community Soup Kitchen (CSK) and gain an understanding of hunger and homelessness in our area. Walkers will track CSK guests’ experiences through story cards distributed during the event. The CSK hopes to raise more than $100,000 at Hunger Walk 2018 through the participation and sponsorship of local residents, congregations, corporations and students (students can earn four hours of community service). All funds will directly support crucial CSK programs: daily breakfast and lunch, Free Farmer’s Markets three times a week, meals for local summer camp children and Outreach Center services to help our guests become self-sufficient.

Last year more than 1,000 walkers from local schools, corporate teams, congregations and families helped the CSK raise more than $100,000. The participation of these supporters made a profound difference in the lives of homeless and working poor neighbors.

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The Community Soup Kitchen & Outreach Center is a nonprofit organization that receives no government funding. In its 34-year history, the CSK has never missed a day serving meals. Last year, more than 75,000 breakfast and lunches were served and more than 500,000 pounds of food were distributed. So far this year, nearly 6,400 guest referrals were made for social and medical services;  the Outreach Center also worked to find 18 homeless guests permanent housing and assisted 17 people re-enter the workforce.  The CSK’s Outreach Center provides daily assistance in our dining room as well as access to mental health professionals, substance abuse counselors, veteran outreach, homeless teen outreach, job counselors, nursing and medical care and English as a Second Language classes.

All proceeds from the 5K  walk will help provide food and services to struggling members of the community.

To register to walk or to sponsor a walker for Hunger Walk 2018, please visit www.cskmorristown.org.

 

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