for Hunger 5K Fun Run/Walk –
June 1st, 2013
“Harnessing Hunger, One Backpack
at a Time”
The Justice and
Witness Committee (Missions and Outreach) is hosting a 5K & 1K Fun Run/Walk
on June 1st as a fundraiser to benefit the Vermont Foodbank’s
Backpack Program. This nationally recognized program of Feeding America is
designed to meet the needs of hungry children at times when other resources,
like school breakfast and lunch, are not available, such as weekends and school
vacations. For more information on this program, I encourage you to visit: http://www.vtfoodbank.org/OurPrograms/YouthPrograms/BackPackProgram.aspx
The mission of the Vermont
Foodbank is to “gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships so that
no one in Vermont will go hungry”. This mission aligns with our committee’s
desire to help alleviate hunger, both locally and worldwide.
percent of Vermont’s residents are food insecure
households in the state are at risk of hunger
50 million Americans face hunger in the US, with nearly 17 million being
in 6 Americans lives in a household that worries about where they will get
their next meal
of the Backpack Program:
youth receive food packs each week
a year, the VT Foodbank will package nearly 20,000 bags, or 63,000 pounds of
food for children in need
Registration Fees –
Adults (22+): $12
Students (12 – 21): $10
Children (11 and under): $8
Day Registration Fees –
Adults (22+): $14
Students (12 – 21): $12
Children (11 and under): $10
Begins: 9:00 am
(8:45 am for walkers, 8:30 am for 1K) at CVU High School
Day Registration Begins:
CVU à Hinesburg Bike Path à HCS à CVU
Free T-Shirts for those who fundraise $100!
Fundraising proceeds collected day of the race.
Checks made out to: Vermont Foodbank Backpack Program
Grab you friends
and family and come participate in a meaningful cause for your community! We
hope to see you there!
Can’t make it? Please contact Meaghan McKenna
at (802) 338-0996, or via email: email@example.com with any
questions or to make a donation!
The course will begin in the front CVU High School parking lot and continue the length of the Hinesburg bike path until Hinesburg Community School, returning to the high school to finish.
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