The 7th Annual PIVOT Walk for Hunger began a man’s 5-day, 160-mile journey, step-by-step, raising money for a local food bank.
MESHOPPING, Pennsylvania – If you drive down Route 6 in Wyoming and Bradford Counties, you might see a man walking down the street.
This man is Bill Frye from Troy, and he’s not leaving just because of his health.
Bill began his 7th annual PIVOT Walk for Hunger in Tunkhannock, the starting point of his 5-day, 100-mile journey.
“Today it’s 24 miles. The biggest day is Thursday and that’s 29 miles,” said Bill.
Last year he decided to go for Child Hunger Outreach Partners with offices in Towanda and Tunkhannock and raised almost $ 5,000 to help needy families with food, so he wanted to help again this year.
“They are doing a great job in our area just meeting the need and the need for food insecurity in our areas, which is a bigger problem that we are all familiar with,” said Bill.
Bill says he has already raised nearly $ 3,000 to help hack and the organizers say they are very grateful because every little bit helps.
“It’s almost overwhelming. You know, because people want to help, they just don’t know how to help and this is just one way he can bring everyone together and create awareness of what is going on and it’s just really just mind blowing. ” said Dani.
Dani Ruhf is Executive Director at CHOP and says that the demand has only increased since the non-profit organization started two years ago.
“We at least doubled the numbers from 2019, then 2020 came and it just went crazy, and now we’re starting to see that level drop, but it’s going to take so long for families to recover that the need just goes is constant. ” “Said Dani.
Bill understands this need, and it helps him stay motivated on his journey and hopes that someone else will feel the same in return.
“Anything we can do motivationally to get them more, more attention, more support, and everything they do,” said Bill.
Follow Bill’s journey on Facebook here.
If you want to donate, visit the PIVOT Walk for Hunger Donation Page.