Reynoldsburg News

Weekend walkers will aid the HEART Food Pantry

The HEART Food Pantry is seeking teams to participate in a fundraising walkathon this weekend.

The Hearts United for HEART Walkathon will run from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14, John F. Kennedy Park, 7232 E. Main St. in Reynoldsburg. Registration will be at the Kennedy/Huber Park Trails gazebo.

Walkers will follow a 3.36-mile round-trip route, leaving the gazebo at JFK Park and using JFK and Huber Park trails.

Walkers are asked to have sponsors fill out a sponsor sheet and donate money. Last year's walkathon raised $2,300.

For a copy of the sponsor sheet, email Rose Allen at or Alisha Stewart at Registration is free, but participants should turn in donations and sponsor forms at the gazebo before the event.

The HEART Food Pantry works with a number of area churches, including the Alliance Church of Reynoldsburg, Messiah Lutheran Church, New Antioch Bible Fellowship, Parkview Presbyterian Church, Reynoldsburg Baptist Church and Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, among others. The pantry is also a member of the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, and serves about 40 families per day from Reynoldsburg and Whitehall.

More information is available from Messiah Lutheran Church at 614-866-4386 or online at

-- Pamela Willis