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Weekly Update from Mary

Friday, May 24, 2024

36th Annual Hunger Walk

The 36th Annual Hunger Network Walk for Hunger and 5K Run registration site is up and running.

To register click HERE

  • Select “Register”
  • Click “Join a Team”
  • Go to page 2 or search “Hunger Warriors” in the search bar

The choices are Individual Walker or Team Captain for $10 (If you want a shirt, raise or donate $25 more by May 15), Individual Runner for 5K at $40 with shirt, Family of 5 registration package $75 (t-shirts included), Individual Virtual Runner at $40 with t-shirt, Cheerleader at $10 (If you want a shirt, raise or donate $25 more by May 15), or Volunteer for free at the event from 6:30 am to 11 am. Volunteers will also get a free day at the Cleveland Metropolitan Zoo.

Remember, there is a Pavilion table area of Free Gift Items from Walk for Hunger & 5K Run Presenting Sponsor Marycaresmuch and her Service Dog Chico José in Thanksgiving for your participation. Register Today!

Donate Food

We Need Walkers/Donators for the 36th Annual Walk for Hunger and 5K Run to assist Team Hunger Warriors to raise its goal of $15,000. Donate to Mary Levtzow’s page today at and then TELL others to donate or sign up to Walk or Run on June 1. Use all your technology abilities to build a Hunger Warriors’ Team at the Cleveland Metropolitan Zoo on June 1 with registration starting at 7:30 am…Runners Run at 8:30 am…Walkers Walk around 9 am…Thank you!

What does it mean to be The Presenting Sponsor for the 36th Annual Walk for Hunger & 5K Run? To Mary Levtzow and Service Dog Chico José, being The Presenting Sponsor for the 36th Annual Walk for Hunger & 5K Run means putting others and their needs first. It means following the example of the Cleveland Plain Dealer & Majestic Steel, past Hunger Walk Presenting Sponsors, in doing what is best for people in need for the summer months by sponsoring an event that builds unity as it raises much needed funds to support the 72 centers and meal programs of the Hunger Network as it serves our neighbors.

SPL Hunger Warriors also need donations of snacks, chips, Rice-Krispie Treats, granola bars, cookie bags, cracker bags…for Our Family Home Food program to assist young people and seniors in East Cleveland. We also need to meet the needs of toilet paper, tissues, paper towels, soup, macaroni & cheese for Dan Erwine’s 6 families with 18 people. Then we also have the pull-top cans of Spaghetti-O’s or other similar pull-top cans and Ramen Noodles that we send to Trials For Hope in Lakewood to distribute to the homeless and under-the-bridge people in need.

SPL Hunger Warriors needs food item donations. Please click the button below to see what else needs to be donated!

View Essential Food Items Here

SPL Hunger Warriors/Hunger Ministry/Mary’s Food Friends – Campaigns in 2024

  • January – Immanuel, Redeemer, Trinity
  • February – Parma, Trials For Hope, Church of the Ascension
  • March – Calvary Lutheran, New Covenant, St. John Nottingham Food Programs
  • April – St. Philips Our Daily Bread
  • May – Lorain Cooperative Ministry & Redeemer & Immanuel
  • June - Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland – 36th Annual Walk for Hunger – Zoo
  • July – Lakewood Community Service Center & North Ridgeville Community Care
  • August – Westlake Assistance Program & Faith Lutheran
  • September – Parma Hunger & Our Savior Mayfield Heights
  • October – Royal Redeemer & Zion Painesville & Christians In Action Olmsted Falls
  • November - Redeemer, Immanuel, & Trinity
  • December – Christ/Our Savior, & 300 each Center (Which Means that we need $7900 in December)

Thank you for praying and caring so much to tell others and to donate so that the Hunger Warriors team will reach its $15,000 goal to provide summer food for families from children to seniors. Pray without ceasing! God hears and sees the enormous need. YOU CAN MAKE THE CARING DIFFERENCE! Bless you, Team Captain Mary “Cares Much” & Service Dog Chico José.