Walk raises awareness of hunger and homelessness

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -While many people are making plans for a Thanksgiving feast, local groups gathered in downtown Bowling Green Saturday to raise awareness of those who cannot afford food and who do not have a place to call home.

The event was the 2nd Annual Hunger and Homelessness Walk which began at Circus Square Park. The two-mile walk was symbolic with walkers walking one-tenth of the average distance a homeless person walks on any given day.

Rhondell Miller, the executive director of HOTEL INC, which was the sponsor of the event, said poverty is a problem for all ages, and no one is immune to it, regardless of their education level.

Miller has counseled everyone from those with an elementary school level education to those who hold doctorate degrees.

While this is the second year for the walk, it marks the seventh year HOTEL INC has observed Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.