OAKLAND, Calif.—The walkways around Oakland’s Lake Merritt were busy as hundreds of people took part in the fifth annual “Walk to End Poverty.”
Organizers say about 500 people joined in the 3.5 mile walk around the lake Saturday. The event is sponsored by Oakland’s Community Action Partnership as a way to bring awareness to the troubles of people living in poverty in Oakland.
About two dozen information booths were set up during the event, with information about groups and programs to help the poor.
The partnership is part of network of more than 1,000 nonprofit, private and public agencies across the country working to help fight poverty.