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Rusty Marsh is the South Carolina administrator for Golden Food Harvest Bank.

1. What is Golden Harvest Food Bank's Hunger Awareness Walk?

September is Hunger Action Month. The walk -- it's our fourth annual event -- is advocating for food issues in our county and the rest of the state. We provide snacks and bottled water for the walkers. We need folks to come out and help us end hunger. We're not doing a fundraiser. We're not saying bring a can. Just show up and show assistance.

2. Why is this walk important?

One in four children in South Carolina doesn't have enough to eat, and many seniors have to make decisions between buying food and the medications they need to live. South Carolina is fifth in the nation for food insecurities. That is not a record we want to be known for.

3. When and where will the hunger awareness walk be held?

The walk will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the H. Odell Weeks Activity Center's walking track.

4. What kind of turnout is expected?

We have over 300 already signed up. We're shooting for 500. We'd love to have 1,000.

5. How can individuals and agencies sign up?

Anyone interested in participating in the walk can contact the Golden Harvest Food Bank at (803) 648-0752 or online at www.goldenharvest.org.


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