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Hunger & Health Coalition Sponsored Homecoming Run for Hunger on Greenway Trail Saturday, Oct. 12

Photo by Julianne Johnson.

Sept. 6, 2013. ASU Homecoming is October 12.  Homecoming means football, food and fun for many in our community. For the less fortunate, it is just another day in the struggle to feed their family. This year, you can help to feed a family for a week by registering for the Run for Hunger, a 5K run/walk sponsored by the Hunger and Health Coalition. 

“We’re expecting a big turnout,” said Compton Fortuna, Executive Director of the Hunger and Health Coalition, “since there will be so many folks in town for the homecoming game later in the afternoon. This event is more important than ever to us,” she continued, “because funding has become so scarce, we must rely on the generosity of the public in order to continue our food and medication assistance programs.”  

Logo belongs to the Hunger and Health Coalition.
Logo belongs to the Hunger and Health Coalition.

The event will take place on the Greenway Trail, at Mayor’s Park at 8:00 AM on Saturday, October 12.  The start pistol will fire at 9:00 AM sharp.  Awards and prizes will be given out after the race, with plenty of time to get to the pre-game festivities. 

“We encourage participants to pre-register online at www.hungerandhealthcoalition.com and take advantage of the early registration discount,” said Fortuna. “Students and families are especially encouraged to participate.  This will be a fun event for the entire community that raises direly needed funds to feed the hungry in our neighborhoods.”  

The mission of the Hunger and Health Coalition is to relieve poverty and hunger in a compassionate manner for families and individuals who are experiencing economic hardship and food shortages. This assistance may include food, medicine, and referrals to other community resources.  

The Hunger and Health Coalition meets emergency needs while acting as a community resource assisting those in need to find a more permanent solution.  For more information on how to help, visit the Coalition’s web site atwww.hungerandhealthcoalition.com, or call them at 828-262-1628.