frequently asked questions

 

How can I participate?

There are two ways to participate in Walk Off Hunger.  Join one of our meet-up walks or choose your own route for the DIY option. 

Registrants will be directed to choose one of seven meet-up locations or the DIY route at checkout.

 

What is a meet-up walk?

A meet-up walk is a smaller version of our traditional walk event.  Instead of one main location, we have split the walk into seven different meet-up locations across WNY.  Meet-up walks are available over two days, in four counties, and with flexible start times. 

Meet-up walkers can arrive anytime during the hours available for each location.  Routes will vary by location but will generally measure approximately two miles in length.  Some locations may require walkers to cross a street along the route, we encourage walkers to use crosswalks and crossing signals when available and follow general safety practices at all times.  All routes will be self-guided but maps will be provided at check-in and trails will be marked. 

 

What is a DIY route?

A DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Route is up to you!  Choose your location and distance, and walk anytime during Walk Off Weekend.  Walk on your own or with friends and family. 


How do I get my walker registration bag and t-shirt?

Walker registration bags and t-shirts will be available for all walkers to pick up at the Evans Bank Kickoff Party on Friday, October 1 from 4-7pm at the Evans Bank Corporate Headquarters, 6460 Main St., Williamsville. 

Bags and t-shirts will also be available at each meet-up location on Saturday, October 2. 

 

Fundraising

We encourage all walkers to challenge themselves with a fundraising goal!  Click "Fundraise Now" to set up your personal fundraising page.  Name your page and set your goal to get started.

We recommend sharing your personal fundraising page link with friends, family, and coworkers by posting on social media, email, or text! 

 

Fundraising Rewards

Fundraising rewards will be available for pick-up at the Evans Bank Kickoff Party for anyone who hits the $150 or $500 fundraising milestone by Wednesday, September 29. 

Rewards can also be picked up at the FeedMore WNY office at 100 James E Casey Dr., Buffalo, NY 14206 starting Tuesday, October 5, Monday-Friday between 8am-4pm. 

Fundraising pages will be open and eligible to receive rewards until October 16. 

 

Cash and Check donations

Cash and check donations can be mailed to:

 

FeedMore Foundation of WNY

100 James E Casey Dr

Buffalo, NY 14206

ATTN: Walk Off Hunger

 

(Please be sure to include the fundraiser's name so we can correctly credit their efforts)

Cash and check donations will not be reflected on the fundraiser's personal donation page but will be included towards eligibility for fundraising rewards.


Virtual Auction

 The virtual auction will open Friday, October 1 at 12pm and close Monday, October 4 at 12pm.  All registrants are eligable to participate.  Auction reminders will be sent through text message and email- stay tuned!

Winning auction items can be picked up Tuesday, October 5- Friday, October 8 at 100 James E Casey Dr., Buffalo, NY 14206 anytime between 8am and 4pm.  


Additional Safety

FeedMore WNY is committed to the safety of our participants, volunteers, staff, and community members.  All Walk Off Weekend activities will be subject to New York State and local county public health guidelines.  Regulations may vary by county.

We are closely monitoring current COVID-19 trends in our area and will update our safety policy as needed.  

 

For additional questions please contact Marinda Frazier at mfrazier@feedmorewny.org or 716-822-2002 ext. 3082