TCU students, Fort Worth community to walk a mile for hunger

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Volunteers will set foot in front of Frog Fountain Saturday morning to walk one mile around campus to raise awareness about hunger.

TCU students will be working with the Community Food Bank in Tarrant County in an attempt to raise at least $50,000 to fight hunger this year, said Ariella Zulman, junior political science major.

“The walk brings together parents, kids, students and corporations from many different communities and cultures who support the Community Food Bank’s approach to ending hunger,” according to Community Food Bank’s website.

Sameep Mohta, junior computer science major, is helping with the Walk a Mile for Hunger event. He said the Community Food Bank has been organizing this event since 2001 and hopes to have another successful year.

“For every one child, four go to bed at night with an empty stomach,” Mohta said.

Several TCU students in various entrepreneurial classes have come together to actively participate in service learning projects like this one.

“The great thing about this project is that it not only benefits a very worthy cause, but it gives all of our students an opportunity to put into practice the things that they are learning,” said Dr. Hettie Richardson, department chair of management, entrepreneurship and leadership.

The Community Food Bank’s website says the money the event raises will fund programs to provide food and nutrition education to families and youth with limited resources. 

“All money raised will go towards the Tarrant County Community Food Bank,” Zulman said.

Tickets for the event are $15 and can be purchased through Saturday.

The event starts at 9 a.m. Saturday. Those who are unable to attend but wish to contribute can still donate money, food or time.