Kylee's Kare Kitz for Kids 5K

Event Date

Sun, Sep 7, 2014


Lunenburg, MA

About This Activity

My name is Kylee McCumber. I am twelve years old and a seventh grader at Sky View Middle School in Leominster, MA. In September of 2012, at the age of ten, I started Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz, Inc to help children who did not have enough food at home on the weekends. I had noticed that there were many children eating breakfast at my school each day and asked my grandmother why this was. We spoke with my school principal and began to research ways that we could help these children. We currently provide food every weekend for children in the Leominster public school system. Each Friday the children receive a kare kit that includes cereal, juice, fruit cups, applesauce, pudding, macaroni & cheese, Chicken noodle soup, Chef Boyardee or Spaghettio products, granola bars, fruit snacks, peanut butter crackers.... The contents of the kare kits vary week to week depending upon what we can purchase on sale or what may have been donated that week. My original goal was to be able to provide food for 10 children each week. With the support of family, friends and our community we are now providing food to 150 children on a weekly basis. This has been such a heart warming experience for me. Thank you to everyone who has helped me to help these children!!

Event details and schedule

The event is scheduled at Embers Pizzeria, Lunenburg, Ma. It takes place by Whalom Lake. It is a 5K walk/run race.

Please arrive an hour before the race.

Walkers start at 12:00, runners start at 1:00

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