Hunger doesn't just last one day, and this year niether does the Walk to End Hunger.
This year, the Walk to End Hunger is back to celebrate efforts being made to errdicate hunger in the twin cities by welcoming you back to give back anytime the Mall of America is open throughout the month of November (except on Thanksgiving morning).
What is the Walk to End Hunger?
The Walk to End Hunger is a peer-to-peer fundraising walk historically held on Thanksgiving Day at the Mall of America. In the past, over 5,000 Minnesotans gathered at the Mall of America to give back, before giving thanks.
This year, due to the uncertainty around the COVID-19 variants and to avoid large gatherings, the Walk to End Hunger will take place for the entire month of “No Hunger November” with a Walk to End Hunger route installed along the Mall of America for participants to visit and walk anytime that works for them and their families. Participants will register and begin peer-to-peer fundraising efforts for the Walk to End Hunger starting October 1, and will be encouraged to visit the Mall of America to Walk to End Hunger anytime from November 1 – November 30, 2021.
Since it's inception in 2008, the Walk to End Hunger has raised over $3,000,000 to help support hunger relief organizations working to eliminate hunger in the Twin Cities metro area. 100% of the net proceeds are distributed to our partner organizations.
The Walk to End Hunger is presented by the Minnesota Hunger Initiative (formerly the Twin Cities Hunger Initiative), a collaboration of hunger relief partner agencies that have developed a definitive plan to eliminate hunger in the Twin Cities and across the state of Minnesota.
Find out more about the Walk to End Hunger's No Hunger November walk route below.
The Walk to End Hunger Walk Route
The Walk to End Hunger Walk Route will be featured at the Mall of America for Walk to End Hunger participants to visit anytime throughout the month of November.
The Walk to End Hunger Walk Route will loop around the 1st floor of the Mall of America. It is a .57 mile walk around the Mall.
Park in the West Side Parking Ramp on floors 1 or 2 and enter through Macy's to start your Walk at the No Hunger November Hub in Macy's Court on the 1st floor to learn more about hunger in Minnesota and the organizations working to end hunger.
Finish the Walk to End Hunger back at the No Hunger November Hub to take a selfie or photograph to celebrate your efforts to end hunger in Minnesota.
Along the Walk Route, you'll find a few secret code words related to hunger displayed around the Mall. Collect 5 words and fill out the digital passport to win a big prize! Send completed passports to firstname.lastname@example.org to be entered to win a $250 Mall of America Gift Card, or an overnight stay at the Raddison Blu!
As a Hunger Fighter, you're encouraged to help raise money to broaden your impact. When you register, you can choose an organization for your registration fee and funds raised, to benefit. Or you can walk for the Walk to End Hunger to support all 8 partner organizations.
Hunger Fighter Jr. (Child): FREE
Registration is free for children under 18 years of age. We encourage you to raise money by asking your friends and family to support you in helping to end hunger in Minnesota.