Bobby Ellis Memorial Vigil to End Hunger

Annual candlelight walk and vigil

On Thanksgiving eve, 1969, 9-year-old Bobby Ellis died of hunger in his home in Louisville. This tragedy rocked the community. Leaders with differences in faith, politics, and neighborhood united to launch an anti-hunger movement. This walk and vigil honors Bobby by continuing to raise awareness about hunger.

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Date & Location

November 18, 2018

5 to 6:30 pm


Byck Elementary School

2328 Cedar Street

Louisville, KY 

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Join us for this annual walk and vigil to raise awareness about hunger in our community. Presented by Interfaith Paths to Peace and Dare to Care Food Bank.

 

On Thanksgiving eve, 1969, 9-year-old Bobby Ellis died of hunger in his home in Louisville. This tragedy rocked the community. Leaders with differences in faith, politics, and neighborhood united to launch an anti-hunger movement. This energy created Dare to Care Food Bank.


To remember Bobby and to honor the legacy of his life, our community gathers each year before Thanksgiving for a candlelight walk & vigil. This year, the event will begin at Byck Elementary School, where Bobby attended school, and we will walk to the site where he lived.

Cost & Registration

Free event | No registration required