The 4th annual Hike for the Hungry, an event benefitting families in need in the Muskegon area, takes place this fall — and for the first time, organizers have added 5K and 10K walk/run options.

H4H 5-3 LogoHike for the Hungry, sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 at Heritage Landing in downtown Muskegon, a park featuring gorgeous water views. Walkers and runners sign up as an individual runner/walker or as part of a team for the event of their choice. The goal: raise funds that will support Muskegon Rescue Mission, Love INC and Catholic Charities in their efforts to feed the hungry in West Michigan. Other ways of getting involved: sponsor a participant or make a donation; 100% of the proceeds raised from this event will stay in Muskegon County.

For additional information or to ask questions contact Muskegon Rescue Mission at 231-727-6090 or via email to

More information about these charities:

Muskegon Rescue Mission has been serving the needy and homeless in West Michigan for 109 years. From the time the mission was established, they have provided food, shelter, clothing and spiritual direction to hurting people.

Love In the Name of Christ has mobilized churches and volunteers to transform lives and communities in Muskegon County for over 30 years.  Grounded in faith, this organization partners with the local churches and an army of volunteers to assist in the needs of our neighbors, always looking for ways to strive for self sufficiency. This is done through its many pantries and building relationships though their New Directions Life Skills classes.  

The Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, a program of Catholic Charities of West Michigan, is dedicated to serving individuals and families in downtown Muskegon. In 2015 the organization had more than 8,900 visits to the pantry from people of all faiths, backgrounds and walks of life. “Following in the footsteps of Christ, we empower people to achieve their God given potential by providing help and creating hope.”

Learn more and sign up here »


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