March to it: Feeding South Florida’s third annual ‘March for Hunger 5K Walk/run’
Joining the effort to end hunger can be as simple as walking or running miles for meals, with Feeding South Florida’s third annual “March for Hunger 5KWalk/Run” March 3. Through the event, anyone can help make a difference to end hunger for the nearly 1million residents of Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties who are struggling to put food on the table.
The walk/run will kick off at Charnow Park, 300 Connecticut St., Hollywood at 7:30 a.m. and will take place along the Broadwalk and Hollywood Beach area.
For every dollar raised, Feeding South Florida can provide six meals. Funds collected will help Feeding South Florida achieve its mission: To end hunger by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading advocacy efforts in hunger and poverty, transforming lives through innovative programming and education.
Before the walk/run, participants can enjoy an invigorating Zumba pre-race warm up. Children are encouraged to bring cans to donate, and build can sculptures while their parents are participating in the race. After the race, children and their families can splash in water fountains and enjoy other kid-friendly activities at Charnow Park.
The walk/run will be professionally timed by Split Second Timing using disposable transponders to ensure accurate scoring and time results. Awards will go to the top three in each age group; top three overall winners, both male and female; top three fundraising teams; and top three fundraising individuals.
“The face of hunger is very familiar: children, seniors and working families struggling to make ends meet,” said Feeding South Florida Executive Director Paco Vélez. “Those struggling with hunger are our neighbors and classmates. Being a part of the solution is not difficult - with every step taken at March for Hunger, we can help set the table for a family.”
Registration for the event is $25 (which provides 150 meals) in advance and $35 (which provides 210 meals) the day of the race. To register online, visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org. For mailed registration, send registration form with check or money order made payable to Feeding South Florida to Feeding South Florida, 2501 SW 32 Terrace, Pembroke Park, FL, 33023, attn: March for Hunger. Walk-in registrations will be taken at Charnow Park the day of the event beginning at 6 a.m.
Feeding South Florida asks (but does not require) that each participant raise $100 (equaling 600 meals). One simple way to fundraise is to ask friends, family or coworkers text EAT (and include runner’s name or team name) to 52000 to donate $10.
Sponsors include Florida Power & Light Co., Atlantic Biologicals andWells Fargo.
For more information, visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org.
Olivia Errasti, front left, Becky Benitez, Danielle Sokoloff and Yisel Zas; Vivian Santos, back left, Gaby Zamorano, Eric Zamorano, Mauricio Aguilera, Ingrid Trigo de Serrano, Nicole Goicouria, Barbara Marchena, Maria Williams, Saul Angeles, Cristina...