Hearts for Hunger 5k/1k Fun Run & Walk

Event Date

Sat, May 16, 2015


Hinesburg, VT

About This Activity

Hearts for Hunger 5k/1k Fun Run/ & Walk – May 16, 2015

“Harnessing Hunger, One Backpack at a Time”

The United Church of Hinesburg is hosting its 3rd annual 5K/1K Fun Run & Walk on May 16th 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.

The Statistics:

·        12.8% percent of Vermont’s residents are food insecure

·        34,000 households in the state are at risk of hunger

·        Over 50 million Americans face hunger in the US, with nearly 17 million being children

·        1 in 6 Americans lives in a household that worries about where they will get their next meal

Because of the Backpack Program:

·        700 youth receive food packs each week

·        In a year, the VT Foodbank will package nearly 20,000 bags, or 63,000 pounds of food for children in need

***Online Registration: https://heartsforhunger5k.webconnex.com/2015

Online Registration Fees –

Adults (22+): $12

Students (12 – 21): $10

Children (11 and under): $8

Race Day Registration Fees –

Adults (22+): $14

Students (12 – 21): $12

Children (11 and under): $10

Race Begins: 8:00 am (7:45 am for walkers and 1K) at CVU High School, Hinesburg VT

Race Day Registration Begins: 7:00 am

Course: CVU to Hinesburg Bike Path to HCS, back to 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: heartsforhunger5k@gmail.com with any questions or to make a donation!

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