Fundraiser walk to benefit the Fort Worth HOPE Center

Fundraiser walk to benefit the Fort Worth HOPE Center

TCU is teaming up with the Fort Worth HOPE Center to raise awareness of hunger issues in DFW.

The Fort Worth HOPE Center is a non-profit organization with more than 400 annual volunteers, according to its website.

The center’s motto is to inspire hope by providing more than just meal services through educational programs, job training and other resources.

TCU HOPE Walk co-founders and students, Nicole Luongo, Cami Fannin and Claire Kiser, said they came up with the idea for their Food and Culture class project.

“We wanted to work with an organization that not only provides food but wants to end the issue of hunger,” Luongo said. “The Fort Worth HOPE Center encourages people to seek opportunities that can change lives.”

The co-founders said their goal is to get TCU involved in the cause.

All organizations on campus are encouraged to join the walk. The organization with the most participants will win a catered dinner.

“We want it to be big because the HOPE Center is really excited about it,” Luongo said. “Our goal is 150 people.”

“Being on TCU’s campus, we have a chance to be a part of the solution,” Fannin said. “There is so much more than feeding people to solve this problem.”

The TCU HOPE Walk will be April 25. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. in front of Marion and P.E. Clark Hall.

There is no registration fee, but donations are accepted on the registration page of the TCU HOPE Walk website.