OSHKOSH AREA COMMUNITY PANTRY INC via Crowdrise
May 12, 2015
BENEFITING: OSHKOSH AREA COMMUNITY PANTRY INC
EVENT DATE: May 02, 2015
I am running the Wisconsin Marathon (26.2 miles!), my first full marathon on May 2nd, 2015 to raise funds for the Oshkosh Area Community Pantry located in Oshkosh, WI. As the Pantry's Program Coordinator I am witness to the struggles families face each day with food security. Over 2,000 families visit the Pantry every month and with the current increase in layoffs, decrease of income, or emergency situations families are faced with, we are seeing these numbers increase every month. In order to continue providing food security for families our donations need to increase too.
Every dollar you donate helps distribute vital, nutritious food to struggling individuals & families in Winnebago County. Your investment keeps our warehouse full, & the operations running smoothly. I challenge every supporter to donate a dollar for every mile of the marathon (just 26 dollars!). With that 26 dollars we will be able to purchase 130 lbs. which can support on average 2 families of 4! I hope that I can raise awareness with every mile I run about the issue of food security in the Oshkosh Area and that more and more people will recognize how many families are struggling with hunger every day. With your support and donations, together we can begin to break the chain of hunger! Thank you!
To stay up to date on my marathon journey for Hope's Run for Hunger check out my blog: http://hopesrunforhungeroacp.blogspot.com/