For anyone still looking for a run on Thanksgiving, check out the 3rd Annual Burn it off for Hunger 5k Walk/Run held in downtown Portland. All of the proceeds benefit the Oregon Food Bank and you can bring the whole family along. Kids, strollers and even leashed dogs are invited for this one. Registration couldn’t be easier, just bring a $10 cash donation and some non-perishable food and you’re ready to run/walk. Checks should be made out to the Oregon Food Bank and they will, obviously, accept larger donations. Participants should meet at the Salmon Street Fountain (1000 SW Naito Parkway) at 8:30AM. The run/walk will start and 9:00AM.
Food distribution has increased 41% at the Oregon Food Bank since 2008 to meet the increasing needs of hungry families in our area. Last year alone 43.5 million pounds of food was distributed to hunger –relief agencies throughout Oregon and Clark County, Washington. This is only possible because of donations and volunteers. Last year volunteer hours at the two Portland locations totaled the equivalent of 74 full time employees, roughly equaling 2.4 million dollars. For every dollar donated to the Oregon Food Bank, 94 cents goes directly to fighting hunger for children and families in need.
Plan ahead and get your turkey day organized so you can join in the fun. Burn off some calories and help others in need with the Burn if off for Hunger 5k Walk/Run on November 27th. It’s a perfect way to celebrate Thanksgiving. Help feed hungry families and give them a little more to be grateful about, while making memories. It just takes a small cash donation, some non-perishable food and your running shoes.