Community invited to GRIP Harmony Walk to end hunger

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Community invited to GRIP Harmony Walk to end hunger
Hundreds attended the 32nd Annual GRIP Harmony Walk and 5K Run on Saturday, Oct. 27. (Photos and video by Mike Kinney)

Over three decades ago, a small group representing multiple local faith organizations came together to walk Richmond’s streets. Their mission? To proclaim a common goal of ending hunger and homelessness in the community.

They were some of the early members of the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP), the Richmond-based coalition of congregations that has evolved from a small community food pantry to a multiservice agency serving 15,000 homeless, hungry, and low-income clients annually. 

As GRIP has grown, so has its annual Harmony Walk to End Homelessness and Hunger.

On Saturday, Oct. 26, at 9 a.m., the community is invited to participate in the 33rd iteration of the Harmony Walk, which now attracts hundreds of community members, not just from faith groups but also neighbors, businesses and civic leaders, for this common goal.

Participants can register as a runner, walker or as part of a walking team for the 5K event. The $40 cost to register includes an event T-shirt.

The event, which takes place at Nicholl Park in Richmond (Macdonald Avenue and 31st Street), will also feature family-friendly activities at the park that includes a rally, vendors and kids corner until 1 p.m.

To register online, click here. See the flyer for more information.

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