WHAT IS ZOMBAID?
A Zombie Walk is just an organized public gathering of people who dress up in zombie costumes and make their way around the city streets. It's best when participants stay in character! You can read more about zombie walks here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombie_walk
We decided to give OUR zombie walk some extra purpose - helping families in our area who need food assistance.
During the month of October, we'll be asking local businesses to collect non-perishable food items. On the day of the walk, those donations should be placed along the route in packages marked "BRAINS." (We'll be providing stickers to make it easy) The "zombies" will collect the "brains" as they walk, and take them downtown to our collection point.
Zombie walkers should also bring donations with them from home on the day of the walk!
After the walk, everyone is invited to stay downtown and enjoy some live entertainment.
Each pound of food represents one meal for a hungry person. Let's see how many pounds of food we can collect this year!
WHEN IS IT HAPPENING?
This year's walk will be Friday, October 26 2012.
5:00PM-7:00PM - Operation Trick-or-Treat! Take your Junior Zombies downtown and enjoy a fun and safe trick or treat experience by visiting local businesses! Begin by dropping off a non-perishable food donation at the intersection of 11th and Main Streets.
7:00PM - Begin the zombie walk! Depart from the Rally Points and head to the Collection Point (on Main Street between 2nd and 3rd) along the designated route. (map coming soon)
8:00PM - ZombAid After Party! Hang out at the Collection Point for some live music, giveaways, and other activities!
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
We encourage EVERYONE to participate! The after-party will be an all-ages event. Parents, it's up to you to determine your child's level of zombie-fear!
WHO ARE WE REALLY HELPING?
All of the food we collect will be donated to Food Finders Food Bank, Inc., a local non-profit organization that addresses food needs and hunger-related issues for Tippecanoe and 15 surrounding counties in mid-north Indiana. This event is part of Food Finders' Drive Away Hunger fall food drive.
Food Finders works directly with Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief charity. Each year, the Feeding America network provides food to more than 37 million low-income people facing hunger in the United States, including 14 million children and nearly 3 million seniors.
According to the latest US Census information, nearly 1 in 7 of our fellow Americans lives in poverty and may not be able to meet their food-related needs. It's the goal of ZombAid to share as much as we can with those who are less fortunate than ourselves.