The first annual Feeding the Future 5K raised $20,000 to support children’s programs at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. More than 80 runners and walkers crossed the finish line at the June 30th race, which started and ended at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. The family-friendly event also included a 5K run, a 1 mile family run/walk and a half-mile kid’s hunger dash.
The $20,000 donation will provide 80,000 meals to children who don’t regularly have enough food to eat in Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia. Consequently, donation was made possible thanks to contributions from Fifty-Five Focus Strategic Sales Management, Great American Deli, Vistar and other sponsors who understand that hunger affects the way children learn and develop.
“We are extremely grateful to all the families and organizations that also came together for this special event. The money raised supports the vital work to end hunger in our 20-county service region,” said Chattanooga Area Food Bank President & CEO, Gina Crumbliss.
“This year’s Feeding the Future 5K was a tremendous success; we are honored to partner with the Chattanooga Area Food Bank and also the other sponsors to help fight hunger in our community. In addition, we look forward to the continued growth of this wonderful event,” said C. J. Recher, Vice President of Marketing at Five Star Food Service.
PHOTO: At the Chattanooga Area Food Bank Warehouse, President and CEO Gina Crumbliss (center right) and Director of Development Sarah Aligo (front row, far right) and team receives a donation from Danelle Layton (center left) and C.J. Recher (front row, far left) of the Five Star Food Services Team on behalf of Feeding the Future.
Founded in 1972, the Chattanooga Area Food Bank is trying to eliminate hunger. They also lead a network of partners in promoting better nutrition in our region. The Food Bank acquires and distributes healthy food across a 20-county service region. This region includes Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia with help from its network of over 300 partner agencies. Last year alone, the Food Bank distributed over 15.1 million pounds of food (equal to 12.6 million meals). They food bank also served over 25,000 people each week. In addition to food provision, the Food Bank works to engage the public in the fight to end hunger. They empower people to take responsibility for their health and their lives. For more information or to find out how you can get involved, visit our website, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.
Feeding the Future, Inc. (EIN: 32-0530898) “FTF” is a non-profit charitable organization incorporated in the state of Tennessee. Raising funds to support the fight against childhood hunger is a main goal of Feeding the Future. FTF is authorized to solicit charitable donations in the states of Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and Kentucky.
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