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 annual walk and vigil, established in 2009, honors Bobby by continuing to raise awareness about hunger.
November 21, 2021
Byck Elementary School
2328 Cedar Street
Louisville, KY 40212
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, and 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.
The vigil includes a brief program at Byck Elementary (where Bobby attended school) followed by a short, candle-lit walk to the site of Bobby's home for reflection, music, and remembrance. This event has been planned with additional safety measures to ensure the health of our community during the Covid-19 pandemic. Masks will be required while indoors.
5:00 pm: Doors open at Byck Elementary School
5:30 pm: Program begins in the gym, followed by a candle-lit walk to the site of Bobby's home
6:30 pm: Event concludes
All are welcome to attend this free, community event!
Registration is encouraged for planning purposes.