Out & About in the Community

10th Annual Walk Off Hunger
Saturday, July 29 from 10am – 2pm at Island Park, Williamsville

The Food Bank of WNY is thrilled to announce this fun, family-friendly event. Walk Off Hunger is a two-mile scenic walk through the Village of Williamsville. The walk is followed up with a festival full of children’s activities, musical entertainment, bounce houses, raffles, food and refreshments. Last year, Walk Off Hunger drew more than 650 attendees.

All proceeds from Walk Off Hunger will benefit the Food Bank of WNY as it continues to procure and distribute nutritious food to as many as 135,000 individuals in any given month. Every $1 raised helps the Food Bank of WNY provide 6 meals for our neighbors in need. Since its inception, Walk Off Hunger has helped provide nearly 2.9 million meals to hungry families, seniors and children in our community! Learn more and sign up to sponsor, volunteer, or participate.

Kenan Speaker Series Presents Sister Joan Chittister on the “Radical Christian Life”
Saturday, September 23 at 3pm at First Presbyterian Church of Lockport (21 Church St, Lockport)

Joan Chittister is one of the most influential religious and social leaders of our time. For 40 years she has passionately advocated on behalf of peace, human rights, women’s issues, and church renewal. A much sought-after speaker, counselor, and clear voice that bridges across all religions, she is also a best-selling author of more than 50 books, hundreds of articles, an online column for the National Catholic Reporter, and a blog for the Huffington Post.

Sister Joan’s talk will draw from her newest book, Radical Spirit: 12 Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life. Booksigning immediately following with limited books available for purchase. Advance registration is strongly recommended by calling 716-433-2617. The event is free to the public; at will donations graciously accepted. Generous funding is provided by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.