Saturday, December 24, 2016
12 days - 12 ways GardenShare is making a difference - day 11
As we wind down our review of 2016 at GardenShare, we just had to highlight September's Fight Hunger 5K!
On Sunday, September 11, 116 people turned out to run or walk the 5K course - more than twice as many participants as last year! Together with the business sponsors, the participants raised $8,500 to support GardenShare's mission of solving the problem of hunger in St. Lawrence County. The funds raised will help low and moderate-income people access fresh, locally grown food and in the process, support our local farmers.
We're excited about the success of this two-year-old event, not just in fundraising, but more important, in bringing people together around the issues of hunger, local food, and food systems policy.
Planning will begin soon for next year's Fight Hunger 5K and it takes a dedicated group of volunteers to make this work. Would you like to help? Get in touch!
Read the rest of our 12 days series here.