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Hunger Walk In Philadelphia Raises Close to $250K For Food Pantries

(Credit: Mike Dougherty)

(Credit: Mike Dougherty)

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By Mike Dougherty

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The 16th annual Walk-Run Against Hunger stepped off from the Art Museum Saturday morning.

Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger Carey Morgan says events like this should not be necessary because nobody should go hungry.

“I feel like it’s a ridiculous issue. My job is ridiculous; it shouldn’t be here because we shouldn’t have hunger in America.”

She says some 4,000 people participated and they raised about $250,000 for food pantries in Philadelphia; among them, the girls of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority at LaSalle.

“We do a lot of philanthropic events and the hunger walk is one we’ve done for the past couple of years and it’s something that means a lot to us,” Haley says. “We like to raise money and donate and just come out and show our support.”