Together We Can Outrun Hunger: Feeding South Florida® To Host 12th Annual Outrun Hunger 5K
March 9, 2023
On Saturday, April 8th, 2023, Feeding South Florida®, the leading hunger-relief organization in South Florida, will host its 12th Annual Outrun Hunger 5K. Runners, walkers, families and community leaders of all ages will come together to take steps to raise funds and awareness to end hunger in South Florida at the scenic Charnow Beachfront Park overlooking the ocean.
Currently in South Florida, there are over 1.1 million food insecure individuals and 1 in 9 individuals in South Florida remain uncertain about where they will get their next meal.
Registration is currently open to all four counties that Feeding South Florida serves including Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe at: https://feedingsouthflorida.org/runFLL
Feeding South Florida, the sole Feeding America® Food Bank serving South Florida, rescues and distributes more than 44 million pounds of food each year, through direct service programs and a network of nonprofit partner agencies. It serves 25 percent of the state’s food insecure population throughout Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. In South Florida, 784,110 individuals are food insecure and one in five children go to bed hungry.
“This signature event has grown year after year,” said Feeding South Florida President and CEO Paco Vélez. “The Outrun Hunger 5K is a great way to help our local neighbors in need of food assistance.
Feeding South Florida is the largest, most efficient food bank serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. More than 98% of all donations are put back into the community. Through innovative direct-service programs and a network of nonprofit partner agencies, Feeding South Florida distributed nearly 176 million pounds of food (146 million meals) last year to over 1.4 million individuals. For every $1 donated, Feeding South Florida can provide 9 meals.
Hunger does not discriminate. It knows no race, religion or age. In fact, the faces of hunger may surprise you. Over 60 percent of the 706,000 individuals they serve have at least one working adult in the household. Many families are underemployed, supporting multiple generations or may have fallen on hard times and need a little help to get by.
Outrun Hunger 5K
Runners and walkers not only can participate in the race, but also fundraise to help end hunger in South Florida, by creating a custom fundraising Web page. Even those who want to help Feeding South Florida Outrun Hunger, but don’t want to run or walk, can support the organization as a virtual runner by creating a personalized fundraising page. To create a customized fundraising page, visit: https://feedingsouthflorida.org/events/
Saturday, April 8th, 2023
6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Registration begins: 6:30 a.m.
Outrun Hunger 5K start: 7:30 a.m.
Charnow Park 300 Connecticut Street, Hollywood, Florida 33019
Registration + T-shirt: $40
Hunger Hero: $250
For more information and to register, participants can visit: https://feedingsouthflorida.org/runFLL
Event sponsorships and in-kind donations are available. For more information, contact Kimberly Heimiller at: (954) 518-1818 Extension#: 1856. Or: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Feeding South Florida®:
Feeding South Florida is a member of the Feeding America® Network of food banks and the leading domestic hunger-relief organization serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. Providing support for 25 percent of the state’s food insecure population, its mission is to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts and transforming lives through innovative programming and education. Feeding South Florida® served more than *1.1 million individuals through direct-service programs and a local network of more than 350 nonprofit and community partners. Visit: www.feedingsouthflorida.org Or call: (954) 518-1818.