By Alicia Dziak

If you need an excuse to get some fresh air this spring, the annual Hike for Hunger is it! Join others on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at Sprague Brook Park for a mile-long walk through the woods and be part of a great cause.

The Hike for Hunger, organized by the Trading Post and supported by The Springville Crossing, benefits food pantry outreach. Every dollar donated helps purchase seven pounds of food through the Food Bank of WNY. Pledge sheets are available at area schools and offices, the town hall and library. The goal is to raise $3,000.

Other event highlights include a hiker’s breakfast bash and prizes. Even if you are not participating, people are encouraged to attend the breakfast and make a donation.

Event organizers are still looking for volunteers to help get the word out, bring awareness to hunger needs and raise needed funds in the form of pledges. They are also looking for giveaways, gift cards and gift baskets that will be used as prizes for participants. To volunteer or for more info, call (716) 592-4455.