On Saturday, November 7th,at noon,
Cambridge Central School will be sponsoring a 'walkathon' to benefit our
local food pantry, Loaves and Fishes
raising pledges totaling $100 or more will receive a tee shirt
commemorating their efforts. At Cambridge Central, the class that raises
the highest total of pledges will be treated to a pizza party at the
food pantry. We hope that this will become an annual event to not only
raise funds, but to also raise awareness that our community, despite the
fact that we are in a very active farming area, still has the same
problems with what is known as 'food insecurity'. This means that many
people, from all across our country are not sure where or even when they
are getting their next meal.
The statistics on hunger in America are mindboggling, for example, did
you know that almost seventeen percent of the rural population live
below the poverty line? According to Feeding America, the largest
provider of food to those tn need,15.3 million children under 18 live in
households where they are unable to consistently access enough
nutritious food necessary for a healthy life! On the other end of the
spectrum, we have our seniors, more than 13 million people over fifty
rely on regular visits to local food pantries, just like we have in
Cambridge, to get through difficult times. Think about that for a
second, almost 30 million people, young and old are hungry in what we
all believe to be the greatest country in the world!! And all you have
to do to help alleviate a small portion of this enormous problem is to
take a walk or, if that's not possible, sponsor someone that is going to
KICK UP THEIR HEELS FOR A FEW MORE MEALS!!!
You don't have to be a kid to take a walk; ALL are welcome to participate.
Sign up sheets are available at Stewart's, Schoolhouse Pizza, Noble Ace
Hardware, Battenkill Books and Clark's Pizza. We are looking for leaders
to captain individual teams of your friends to help those in need.
Please pick up a sign-up sheet and get the ball rolling by joining with
your friends and neighbors and then, just go take a walk.
Refreshments will be served to all following the event at the food
pantry, across from the school playground,
SEE YOU THERE ,BRING A FRIEND OR MAYBE
TEN OF THEM!!!!!