Event is highlight of Hunger Action Month
Hundreds of runners and walkers converged on Causeway Cove Marina for the 2nd Annual Out Run Hunger 5K Run and Walk to support Treasure Coast Food Bank and raise money for people in need of food.
The event took place on Sept. 17th one of several signature events Treasure Coast Food Bank held as part of Hunger Action Month. The annual Hunger Action Month is a nationwide campaign to bring awareness of hunger and encourage everyone to get involved to help fight hunger.
Runners and walkers took to the route at 7 a.m. for the trek that started and ended at the marina. Top overall finishers and top finishers in each age group received awards, and everybody left with tee shirts, finisher medals, and the rewarding feeling of having made a difference.
“It was great to see so many people from throughout our community come out to join in the fight against hunger on the Treasure Coast,” said Judith Cruz, President and CEO of Treasure Coast Food Bank. “With one in four people on the Treasure Coast not sure of where their next meal will come from, this year’s Hunger Action Month was especially important, and we thank everyone who participated in big and small ways.”
Throughout the month, people made donations and hosted food drives for Treasure Coast Food Bank. Elected officials issued proclamations, and on Sept. 23, Hunger Action Day, people wore orange to show support for the fight against hunger. Treasure Coast Food Bank’s other signature event, Out Laugh Hunger, brought in a sell-out crowd to enjoy a comedy show at the Bailey Auditorium of Indian River State College.
Each year, Hunger Action Month brings new supporters to Treasure Coast Food Bank who may not have been aware of hunger in the community. With the need reaching levels not seen since the Great Recession, there’s always opportunities to support neighbors who don’t always have enough to eat by giving time or making a donation. Learn more by visiting www.stophunger.org.
ABOUT TREASURE COAST FOOD BANK
Treasure Coast Food Bank is the only food bank and largest hunger relief organization on Florida’s Treasure Coast, providing the community each year with millions of meals valued at more than $50 million through robust programs and in partnership with 400 charitable organizations in Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Okeechobee counties. In addition to emergency food distribution, Treasure Coast Food Bank operates a full roster of direct service programs that not only solve the immediate problem of hunger, but help individuals and families gain long-term food security, better health outcomes, and self-sufficiency. Treasure Coast Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. For more information on Treasure Coast Food Bank, call 772.489.3034, log on to stophunger.org, visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/tcfoodbank, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/tcfoodbank.