Run/Walk – 5K & 10K
Sunday, July 4th, 2021
Elk Grove Food Bank Services continues to fight hunger in the south county area with our 17th Annual EGRun4Hunger, 10K & 5K Run/Walk and Kids Run on July 4, 2021
Like so many businesses and organizations, the Elk Grove Food Bank has been hit hard in multiple ways by the coronavirus pandemic. “The unprecedented spike in demand for food assistance is unlike anything we’ve experienced before at Elk Grove Food Bank Services,” says Executive Director Marie Jachino. Compared to the same period last year, the demand is up by a staggering 600% in the average daily number of new households requesting assistance. This equates to 4,000 new clients. At the same time, many traditional sources of donated food from grocery stores and food drives have significantly decreased.
2021 marks the 17th year of the Run 4 Hunger. Although we don’t know what we will face in July with regards to Covid-19, at this time, we are hoping for the best and planning for a regular in-person Run/Walk. If necessary, we may have to change our plan so that we are avoiding social and athletic gatherings, and if so, we will launch our annual Run 4 Hunger as a Virtual Run/Walk.
The funds raised at this event will benefit the six programs of the Elk Grove Food Bank Services; 94% of all donated dollars goes directly to programs and services.
Elk Grove Food Bank Services (EGFBS) was founded in 1974. Since its inception, the EGFBS has distributed over 4,543,000 meals or approximately 7,522,000 pounds of food within the community.
The Food Bank has changed over the years and continues to adapt to the needs of individuals we serve. Our mission is to provide essential resources to overcome the many faces of hunger and human need and remains unchanged.
A recognized non-profit leader, the EGFBS is the only food bank serving the community, providing free food, clothing and social services. It originally started from a food closet at a local church by the Elk Grove Ministerial Association.
By sponsoring the EGRun4Hunger, these companies show a commitment in helping those in need through the Elk Grove Food Bank.
If you would like to sponsor or have a vendor booth at the 2021 Run 4 Hunger, please complete the Sponsor Agreement Form