Jennifer Brein hopes to see hundreds of people of all ages walking the Heritage Rail Trail Sunday morning.

She is the coordinator for the 13th annual Jewish Family Services Hunger Walk-a-Thon, which begins at 10 a.m. Sunday at Indian Rock Elementary School, 150 Indian Rock Dam Road in Spring Garden Township.

"The idea is that (the walk) is an intergenerational community action project that provides opportunities for (people) to come together to fight hunger and create awareness that hunger is an issue that affects friends, neighbors and loved ones more than people really know," Brein said.

The goal is to raise more than last year's amount of $4,900 she said. About 250 people participated in that walk, Brein said.

At least that many walkers are expected for this year's event, she said.

"The weather report calls for a beautiful, lovely day on Sunday," Brein said. "We're a rain or shine event. We want to see people of all ages walking."

The walk: From Indian Rock Elementary, the route continues south on the Heritage Rail Trail and circles back to the school. The walk is five miles.

Money raised during the walk event is used to support Jewish Family Services and its Project Manna kosher food bank in York Township, and to help stock the shelves of The Northeast Neighborhood Food Bank in York City.

At the walk's conclusion, a York College community recreation class will offer games and activities for youth who participated.

Free hot coffee, apples and water will be distributed to walk participants, Brein said.

"This will be a healthy day with a healthy snack," she said. "We'll make it a very nice outing to promote hunger awareness."

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