Golden Crescent Food Bank holds move out hunger walk
The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent’s mission is to help heal the hurt of hunger by doing anything to help feed the hungry.
So they held their first annual Moving Out hunger 5k walk/run event in Deleon Plaza to spread awareness.
Newscenter 25’s David Gibson checked out the event and brings us the details. With every stride the runners take gives back to the community and those in need. “Show that the work we do is valuable and needed. We have a lot of people in our community and our county that are really in need and this is a great way to get people out and support of us,” tells Meridith Byrd, Director of Community Engagement.
Organizer Meridith Byrd says that the registration fee that the runners pay goes back to feed those in need.
“Their registration money towards a good cause this is going to go back to turning around and that money is going to help feed their friends and neighbors who are in need,” explains Byrd. Byrd adds the food bank feeds 30 thousand people each month throughout 11 counties and they want to continue serving those who need the help.
“We are so thankful for everything that we have but there are so many people that don’t have the basic things that they need. And just to keep those people in mind and do what we can to help them,” declares Byrd. I spoke to a few runners about what does it mean to them running for such a great cause. “In the back of your head you have this notion that what you are running towards something greater than yourself something better,” exclaims Nic Valdez, Runner. “So you can help more people, what we pay to run in this race goes to something terrific in the food bank of the golden crescent and they help so many people. I feel great about it.” “It feels honestly sir, very very good. I am helping the community and helping people get food, you know it just feels wonderful man. It feels good,” tells Ismael Saenz, Runner. This race means a lot to Ismael because he trained for this race by running 1 to 3 miles a day, and his time for his practice session on Wednesday was 25 minutes and 15 seconds but at the race was his best time.
“It was about 22:56 sir….that meant, so much to I cant describe it sir but it just felt so great,” tells Saenz.
The food bank says they want to continue this event every year and continue to grow it.