Super Kids help combat childhood hunger

Superhero-themed walk supports Community Crew school lunch program

You needed a very fast shutter speed to capture an image of Lucas Houghting at Oakes Park in Niagara Falls on Saturday that wasn’t all blurry.

After all, he was the Flash, the lighting fast superhero.

The Niagara Falls boy, in his red Flash suit, joined upwards of 100 other kids and adults who got to be kids for a day again at the inaugural SuperKids Walk. They might not have been fighting super villains, but they were fighting hunger among needy children in Niagara.

That’s because the participants were encouraged to collect pledges in support of the school luncheon program of Community Crew, a volunteer organization.

The group started three years ago in St. Catharines, preparing and delivering lunches to kids at three schools in that city, then expanding to schools in Niagara Falls and Welland  and one in Niagara Falls — complementing breakfast programs provided by other charities.

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