Thousands of people across the country are running on empty when it comes to filling their kitchen cupboards. This week, runners from the Fredericksburg Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will pace out five kilometers to help ensure that those cupboards are no longer bare.
Registrants for the Third Annual Fredericksburg Family Fun 5k Race, sponsored by the church, are asked to donate food the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank in lieu of the traditional fee.
Registration for the race begins at 6 a.m. on Saturday May 21, 2011. The race begins at 7 a.m. the same day.
Currently located at 3631 Lee Hill Dr in the Lee Hill Industrial Park, the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank's warehouse contains 30,000 square feet of dry storage space and 8,000 cubic feet of freezer and cooler space. Due to the size of the warehouse and the affiliation with Feeding America the amount and variety of food and other grocery products available at the Food Bank increased tremendously.
In 2008, the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank distributed more than 3 million pounds of food and other grocery products.
During 2010 the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank and 78 partner agencies distributed over 3.2 million pounds, helping to provide over 2.5 million meals to those in need within our community, continuing to reach for their vision of a Hunger Free Community.