Walk, planned for Sept. 29, aims to help end local hunger

New London — Community organizer Michelle Allen announced Thursday that she is holding a Shelley's Steps walk Sunday, Sept. 29, to help out New London Community Meals patrons on Montauk Avenue.

Allen said walkers should drop off three nonperishable food items starting at 7 a.m. that day at her house, 64 Mountain Ave. About 8 a.m., after all the food is collected, Allen and others will be driving to Mr. G's restaurant in Hodges Square to begin the walk from there over the Gold Star Memorial Bridge to the Groton Walmart.

Allen, who said the inspiration for the event was seeing a long line this week at the soup kitchen, estimated the walk will take two and a half to three hours round trip.

Those who cannot walk still can donate by dropping off food items the night before or on the morning of the walk, she said.

"It may be a long walk, but it's harder to see people going without food and heat," she said.

For information, call (860) 447-8125.



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