Feeding the Hungry, One Step at a Time

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Nov. 16, 2011) — There is still time to lace up your sneakers and register to participate in Food For The Poor’s “5K Walk/Run For Hunger.”  Join us this Saturday, Nov. 19, for the first “5K Walk/Run For Hunger” at Tropical Park located at 7900 Bird Road, Miami, Fla.

More than 800 walkers and runners participated in FFP's "5K Walk/Run For Hunger" at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach, Fla., on Sept. 24.

Pre-registration, through Friday, is at the discounted rate of $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 6-10; there is no fee for children 5 years old and under. You can also register the day of the event. Visit www.FoodForThePoor.org to get started!

Runners should arrive by 6 a.m. for registration/check-in and the run begins at 7 a.m. Awards will be given for top male and female age group finishers for the 5K run in each of the following brackets: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70+.

Walkers should arrive by 9 a.m. for registration/check-in.  Come and enjoy a fun family event with face painting, balloon artists and live music.  T-shirt and souvenir dog-tag included!

Donations will feed families in the countries we serve.  Prizes for fundraising through Dec. 1, 2011 include:

  • Raise $5,000 and above – receive an Apple iPad or 32’ Flat Screen TV
  • Raise $2,500 and above – receive a Wii Fit or Kindle
  • Raise $1,000 and above – receive a Portable DVD Player or Digital Camera

Walkers start the "5K Walk/Run For Hunger" in Deerfield Beach, Fla. They raised enough money to feed 5,000 families in the Caribbean and Latin America for one month.

Please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org/walk to sign up, start a team or make a donation.  For more information, call 1-888-404-4248 or email rachelp@FoodForThePoor.com.

Food For The Poor, the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor.

For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.

Wanda Wright
Food For The Poor
Public Relations
954-427-2222 x 6079