BENEFITING: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
ORGANIZER: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
EVENT DATE: May 04, 2014
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank wrote -
You trained, you sweated, you got strong, and now you want to run a marathon. Why not double the satisfaction and run to fight hunger?
Every dollar raised GROWS into FIVE dollars of food and services!
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank opened in 1980 in response to the closing of Pittsburgh’s steel mills, which left 80,000 people unemployed and unable to provide for themselves and their families. Today, though the causes of food insecurity are different, our work to feed the hungry in southwestern Pennsylvania through a network of partners and to mobilize our region to end hunger remains much the same. Serving 11 counties, we distribute over 27 million pounds of food to people in need each year. We distribute through a network of 400+ member agencies, including food pantries, homeless shelters, and senior centers.
With your help we can continue to:
Distribute: 27,014,117 pounds of food and other essential items to low-income families.
Complete: 186 Produce to People distributions, serving 16 distressed neighborhoods & 198,399 people, distributing nearly 3.7 million pounds of food and non-food products.
Expand: our SFSP outreach to Somerset and Butler Counties and continue outreach in Fayette, Beaver, Lawrence, and Greene Counties, serving nearly 10,000 children.
Collect: 475,040 pounds of food and non-food products, valued at $802,817, through community food drives.
Engage: 13,333 volunteers, for a total of 70,043 service hours, helping us repackage and distribute food for people in need.
You can choose to participate in one of the following categories, with a commitment to raise:
The Full Pittsburgh Marathon $550 (sponsored by Dick's Sporting Goods)
The Half Marathon $350 (sponsored by UPMC Health Plan)
The Marathon Relay (5) runners $1,000 (sponsored by Fed-Ex Ground)
The 5K $150
The Kids Marathon $50 (sponsored by Toyota)
Thank you for choosing to run to fight hunger!