MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Although Mall of America will be closed to shoppers on Thanksgiving Day, there will be thousands of people there for the 9th annual Walk to End Hunger.

The Walk To End Hunger works to raise money for 12 area hunger relief organizations.

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It takes place from 7 to 10 a.m. Thursday morning.

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There will also be a new walk route this year.

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For more information, visit Walk To End Hunger online.