Hunger Walk wrap up

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Tamaqua Hunger Walk organizer Paul Dodson, third from the left, presents checks to representatives of Tamaqua’s three food bands: Samantha Gibbons for Trinity UCC; Major Sharon Whispell of the Salvation Army; and the Rev. Rodney Hall of the Primitive Methodist Church.

This year’s Hunger Walk in May, raised $3,597 and collected 48 boxes of food to distribute between Tamaqua’s three food banks. Both food and cash donations we up over last year’s totals and 66 people walked this year compared to 35 in 2014. Plans are already under way for a 2016 Hunger Weekend, May 14-15. “We would love to expand our ‘fighting hunger’ theme to the entire week, and we even have some ideas,” says organizer Paul Dodson from Bethany ECC in Tamaqua, “but we need champions to step forward who are willing to help develop those ideas.” Organizations or individuals interested in helping next year can contact Dodson at 570-668-0289.