Take Steps to Feed the Hungry Through Food For The Poor

More than 800 walkers and runners participated in Food For The Poor's sixth annual 5K Walk/Run For Hunger at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach, Fla. on Sept. 24, 2011. They each did their part to raise money to feed 5,000 starving children and their families for one month in the Caribbean and Latin America.

More than 800 walkers and runners participated in Food For The Poor's sixth annual 5K Walk/Run For Hunger at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach, Fla. on Sept. 24, 2011. They each did their part to raise money to feed 5,000 starving children and their families for one month in the Caribbean and Latin America.


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COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (August 1, 2012) - It’s never too early to start spreading the news about one of Food For The Poor’s most popular local fundraising events – the 5K Walk/Run For Hunger.  

The 5K Walk/Run  For Hunger Team Captains will show their appreciation by hosting a kick-off reception.  Join them for an evening of live music, raffle prizes and drink specials at World of Beer at the Promenade at Coconut Creek, 4437 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, Fla. on Thursday, Aug. 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Now in its seventh year, the 5K Walk/Run For Hunger will take place on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, Nov. 17, at 7 a.m. at Quiet Waters Park, located at 401 South Powerline Road in Deerfield Beach, Fla. Every step taken by each participant will be a step toward raising much needed funds for life sustaining food for the people of the Caribbean and Latin America

But in order to help, you must register or donate. Please visit www.foodforthepoor.org/walk to register or to make a donation. This year, a generous donor has agreed to match every dollar raised with an additional dollar’s worth of food. While on the website, take advantage of free fundraising tips designed to help you reach your fundraising goal by sharing your ideas with family, friends, co-workers and contacts.

Cost of registration is $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 6-10. There’s no fee for children 5 and under. The registration cost includes a T-shirt.  There will be refreshments, live music, balloon artists, face painters and more at this family event.

Special awards will be given to top finishers of each age group. Food For The Poor will be using AccuChip to provide state-of-the art timing and scoring.  This service is used for running, triathlon, swimming, mud runs and biking events in Florida.

For more information, please call 954-596-4020 or send an email to events@foodforthepoor.org. You can also register the day of the event.  Registration starts at 6:30 a.m., the run/walk begins at 7 a.m. and the awards ceremony is at 8 a.m.

The 5K Walk/Run is presented by Winn Dixie.  Event sponsors are Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Corner Bakery, Reliv, Runners Edge, WATA, Wells Fargo, and World of Beer.

Food For The Poor, named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as 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.

Contact:
Wanda Wright
Food For The Poor
Public Relations
954-427-2222 x 6079
wandaw@foodforthepoor.com