Hunger Walk: Celebrating 45 years of helping those in need

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WARWICK — Since 1975, the Bishop Hendricken community has come together for the annual Hunger Walk, benefiting those in the community in need.

On Thursday, April 11, students, faculty and friends began with a prayer service at St. Kevin Church, and on this special 45th anniversary the school was honored to be joined by Ron Phipps from the class of 1975 and Hendricken Man of the Year, who established the Hunger Walk 45 years ago.

The group, nearly 1,000 strong, then embarked on a 10K walk from St. Kevin Church, through the neighborhoods of Warwick, and back to Bishop Hendricken to raise money to support agencies that seek to assist the poor and marginalized of our society, both locally, nationally, and throughout the world. This year’s walk raised $11,000 for the cause.

“We walk today in solidarity with the human family. And, we’re reminded that while our paths are unique, we never walk alone,” stated Bishop Hendricken Chaplain Father Christopher Murphy. For the 45th year, the Bishop Hendricken community showed our neighbors that we don’t just talk the talk, we walk the walk and stand with our brothers and sisters in need.”

Some of the many agencies helped by the Hunger Walk include, Amos House, Breadlines, Catholic Charities, Emmanuel House, Keep The Heat On, Ocean Tides School, St. Peter School and St. Rita Parish.