Annual walk to benefit area homeless

DERBY – Area Congregations Together (ACT) Spooner House hopes all willing walkers and runners will partake in Saturday’s 12th Annual Walk for the Hungry and Homeless. The walk begins at 8:30 a.m. and will take place on the Derby Greenway.
September is Hunger Action Month so participants are asked to make donations in any amount that fits their budget, ask others to sponsor them for additional funds and seek matching donations from employers. However, a minimum donation of $20 will be required for a participant to receive the commemorative walk T-shirt.  All proceeds benefit ACT Spooner House and the Valley Food Bank Network. For registration forms or more information please call 203-225-0453 or visit

The entire walk route is two miles, but participants may travel any distance they choose.  The Derby Greenway provides a safe, vehicle-free, boardwalk style route with great scenery along the Naugatuck River.  Strollers are welcome and water will be provided at the halfway point in the walk.  Walkers and runners are welcome to begin the route whenever they arrive. Use the Pershing Drive entrance and park at BJs.
“Every year the task of providing food and services for the homeless and hungry in seems to grow,” said Deborah Grisgraber, chair of the board of directors for ACT.  “Since we’ve been in the new facility in Shelton, more and more area residents are becoming aware that they too may only be one paycheck away from needing some of our support services.” 
For information call (203) 225-0453 or visit


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