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Portland’s 2nd Annual “Walk to Feed the Hungry”

Saturday, August 18th, Starting at Noon

Portland Friends of the Dhamma

1404 SE 25th Ave. at Madison (near Hawthorne)

For the second time, Buddhist Global Relief’sWalk to Feed the Hungry” is coming to Portland, and Friends of the Dhamma is delighted to again host the event. Join us for this festive afternoon! Walking isn’t necessary —you can lend your support in lots of ways.

BGR (chaired by Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi) undertakes projects that provide food aid to people afflicted by malnutrition and starvation. To raise awareness and funds, BGR holds annual “Walks to Feed the Hungry” throughout the US. These Walks bring diverse folks together to express compassion-in-action with a shared purpose: to help people around the world escape chronic hunger. It will be uplifting indeed to surround ourselves with friends united in such a beautiful intention!

This year we’ve also partnered with the Oregon Food Bank, and 10% of our donations will go to supporting their work to alleviate hunger in Portland and elsewhere. On the day of the Walk we’ll be able to donate food to OFB in a bin they will provide. Learn more about what they do here.

The Walk will go from PFoD to SE Hawthorne & Cesar Chavez Blvd. and back again (two miles). Before we start, Pacific Hermitage Abbot Ajahn Sudanto and PFoD Spiritual Director Sakula will offer reflections on compassion and generosity.

To Walk or participate, click here to register online. You can register as a team or an individual. (To register as an individual, select “I do not want to join a team.”)

• Participation is free; you don’t have to donate to walk.

• Childcare for those children who cannot walk with their parents will be organized by Jessica Swanson, coordinator of PFoD’s Children’s Program. Email Jessica with questions and to RSVP for childcare.

To Donate at any time, visit our Portland Walk homepage and click the “Donate” button. Anyone can donate —even friends from afar!

To Fundraise you can create your own “Walk to Feed the Hungry“ page to encourage and track donations from friends and family. While you’re registering online, just follow the options to “Create a personal fundraising page.” —It’s easy.

More Ways To Show Your Support:

Spread the word!

Volunteer! We’ll need lots of help conducting the Walk. Contact Matthew Grad (matthewgrad@gmail.com) if you’d like to learn more.

When & Where

Date: Saturday, August 18th, 2018


12:00 – 12:45   Registration

12:45 – 1:00   Reflections by Ajahn Sudanto & Sakula

1:00 – 2:30   Walk

2:30 – 3:00   Refreshments, Closing


Portland Friends of the Dhamma

1404 SE 25th Ave. Portland, OR 97214


Contact Matthew Grad at matthewgrad@gmail.com