A Call To End Hunger: WFP’s Walk the World 2011

15 May

“Feed them so they focus on their studies” It was such a simple remark from Flow Galindez, a hunger warrior for the World Food Programme who shared a lot of information to us about their cause. Last Thursday, me together with the bloggers attended the Walk the World Blogger’s Night, a culminating event to promote End Hunger: Walk The World to raise funds for school feeding activities of the World Food Programme in numerous schools in Central Mindanao.

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Participants of the End Hunger: Walk The World 2010

It might just be a simple endeavor but to some of the children, going to school is their only way out of poverty. Little do we know what this children go through to go to school. Some would walk miles and arrive to school with empty stomachs.

WFP together with its major partners: TNT, Unilever and DSM are passionate about taking action on this important issue and believe that everyone can help by joining Walk the World Pilipinas as a step towards ending hunger.

The event is going to happen at the SM Mall of Asia, IMAX Parking Lot on May 29, 2011 5:00am to 10 am. This is open to walkers and runners who would like to help in WFP’s cause to fight hunger. This is a spin-off to the usual fun runs that is quite a hot ticket these days as WFP would like the attendants to walk to the finish line. Yes walk! Categories are available after the jump:

Race InfoFor those who would like to join, you can register online through their website www.walktheworld-pilipinas.org from April 27 to May 11 or through their event partners from May 2 to May 28 2011:

  • ROX, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig
  • Brat Pack, Robinson’s Place Manila
  • Brat Pack, Greenbelt 5 Makati
  • Columbia, North Edsa, Quezon City
  • Columbia, Mall of Asia, Pasay City
  • Res Toe Run, Robinson’s Galleria, Pasig City
  • Res Toe Run, Gateway Mall, Cubao
  • The Travel Club, Trinoma Quezon City
  • The Travel Club, Newport Mall Pasay City
  • The Travel Club, Alabang Town Center Alabang
  • The North Face, Building A SM Megamall, Psig
  • The North Face, Mall of Asia Pasay
  • Sanuk, The Block, SM North Edsa Quezon City

If you can’t join the walk in person, you can still get involved at http://wfp.org/walktheworld with photos, videos and donations.

Proceeds from the event will support approximately 80,000 school children in the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur.

Join now and help end hunger.


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One Response to “A Call To End Hunger: WFP’s Walk the World 2011”

  1. dlysen May 20, 2011 at 11:19 pm #

    Medyo late ko na pala eto nabasa… Mukang next time abangan ko if makakasama ako sa next event. Ang bro. Mon ko ang mahilig sa ganitong event, kadalasan mga fun run naman.

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