Local News
7:00 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving Eve Vigil to Address Hunger in Community

Religious leaders and others from across the Louisville area will hold their annual Hunger Walk and vigil on Wednesday evening.

The event marks the anniversary of the death of Bobby Ellis. The nine year old died of starvation at his west Louisville home in 1969.

Interfaith Paths to Peace Executive Director Terry Taylor says the tragedy led to the creation of the Dare To Care Food Bank and other anti-hunger initiatives in the community.

"It’s a powerful way for people who are going to be celebrating Thanksgiving to remind ourselves that there people in our community who need food assistance and to do something to show our support for them. One family in six in our community needs food assistance and one child in four (needs help)," he said.

The half-mile walk and vigil begin at 7:00pm on Thanksgiving Eve at the Plymouth Community Renewal Center.