People gathered at the Church of Atonement Sunday afternoon and walked north on Georgia Avenue to raise awareness of hunger in Wheaton.
The Wheaton-based Mid-County United Ministries hosted its eighth annual walk for hunger on Sunday, Nov. 18. They gathered at the Church of Atonement and walked north on Georgia Avenue to the Mid-County Regional Services Center at 2424 Reedie Drive. According to Larry White, director of Mid-County United Ministries, the purpose of the walk is to "gain awareness of hunger in the county." More than 40 marchers carried bags of donated food to fill up MUM's food pantry. The pantry is named after a Montgomery County police officer, Captain Joseph Mattingly, Jr., who is remembered for his care of the community and his desire to tackle hunger in the area.