The dead feeding the living

South Bend, In.--The Food Bank of Northern Indiana say hunger is a silent epidemic. They joined forces on Saturday for the Sixth Annual South Bend Zombie Walk.

Zombies took over downtown South Bend, and it was all to collect non-perishable items for the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. One mother said she has faced hunger and now wants to help others.

"I've been there, I've had to go to food banks," Megahn Bufford said.

Bufford said she knows the struggles and hardships that nearly seventeen percent of others in Northern Indiana are also facing.

"I'm a single mom and it's one of those things that you don't think you will have to go through sometimes," Bufford continued. She helps put on the festival because she knows the fun and games can't hide the truth about how important canned goods were to her years ago.

"You never know when you're going to lose your job or you're going to get a pay cut. Just anything, you just never know when you're going to be that person that needs help."

Megahn has helped bring in nearly five ton of food for the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. She believes any bit helps. Juan Macias, a truck driver for the food bank said, "Food is so expensive nowadays and it helps them too. They can grab a few cans here and there and it makes their grocery bill come down some."

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