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CYP to host ninth Walking on Water food drive

Walking on Water participants on the Biloxi Bay Bridge in 2012 helped Coast Young Professionals collect food and cash donations for local food banks.
Walking on Water participants on the Biloxi Bay Bridge in 2012 helped Coast Young Professionals collect food and cash donations for local food banks. jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com

Coast Young Professionals will host the ninth annual Walking on Water: Bridge Walk & Canned Food Drive on Aug. 27 on the Biloxi Bay Bridge.

The WOW Walk will run from 7-11 a.m. and is held in conjunction with the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina to celebrate the resilience of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Participants are asked to donate non-perishable food to local food pantries. Last year, CYP collected enough food for 10,000 meals and this year’s goal is to collect more than 2,500 pounds of food.

Canned food and cash donations are being accepted now through the event at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce office at the Knight Nonprofit Center in Gulfport.

RSVP for the walk is not required. Any cash or non-perishable food donations on the day of the walk will be accepted only on the Ocean Springs side of the bridge.

Details: 604-0014 or cyp@mscoastchamber.com

Sun Herald

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