Auburn students march to Montgomery for hunger awareness

AUBURN, AL (WBRC) – Several Auburn students and other citizens began a march on Saturday morning to benefit hunger awareness.

The 60-mile hunger march began at the Auburn University campus and will end at the state capitol in Montgomery. This is the second such hunger march organized by the Auburn University Committee of 19.

The march began at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday. Marchers will be staying at the Elam Baptist Church in Tallasee on Saturday night and Lakeview Baptist Church in Montgomery on Sunday night. The final 10 miles will be walked on Monday to the steps of the capitol. They are expected to arrive at 12:30 p.m. Several politicians and gubernatorial candidates are expected to speak at a following rally on the capitol steps.

"This year we hope to make an even bigger impact with our Hunger March," said Auburn Committee of 19 President Emma Keller. "Having 100 students all marching for the same cause is truly an incredible experience. It is unacceptable that 1.02 billion people in our world do not have enough food, especially since there is more than enough to go around. One step at a time we are working to end hunger. We have the resources and we know the solutions. It is just a matter of bringing it to the top of everyone's agenda."

To learn more about the Hunger March and the partnership between Auburn University and the United Nations World Food Programme, go to www.auburn.edu/hunger.