Cross of Life has participated in the Atlanta Hunger Walk/Run for many years. In 2017, we had approximately 50 participants (youth and adults) and raised thousands of dollars. The Hunger Walk raises funds to help feed the hungry throughout the Metro Atlanta area. The event is sponsored by the Atlanta Community Food Bank, but there are five other benefiting partner organizations that also receive funds, including Lutheran Services of Georgia.
Each year, walkers and runners arrive at the Green Lot at Turner Field downtown several hours before the 2:00 p.m. step-off, where they enjoy food, games, and live music. Groups from Cross of Life carpool from the church after morning worship. Prior to the beginning of the Walk/Run, there is a stage show with live music and high energy warm-ups. Atlanta City Police provide traffic control throughout the route, and nurses are available for any first-aid needs.
Maggie Sharenko has currently been coordinating our COL Team. Check back for more info on the 2018 Hunger Walk and join us as we raise funds to fight hunger!