Hundreds gather at State House for 41st Good Friday Walk to end hunger

Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Hundreds of people converged on the State House as they participated in the 41st Annual Good Friday Walk to end hunger.

People from all faiths walked from various churches and schools to the State House to raise awareness of poverty and homelessness nationwide.

Sister Mary Reilly started the walk more than four decades ago and said having it take place on Good Friday has a very special meaning to her.

“I think of this very often. When John the Baptist sent people to Jesus and said, ‘Are you really the Messiah?’ He pointed to the words, ‘Feed the poor. The blind can see, the deaf can hear… that’s where you’ll find me. That’s what we have to find, great love for the poor.'”

Eyewitness News anchor Mike Montecalvo emceed the event once again this year.

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