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Feeding the Future 5K Raises $20,000 for Local Children

The first annual Feeding the Future 5K raised $20,000 to support children’s programs at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. More than 80 runners and walkers crossed the finish line at the June 30th race, which started and ended at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. The family-friendly event included a 5K run, a 1 mile family run/walk and a half-mile kid’s hunger dash.

The $20,000 donation will provide 80,000 meals to children who don’t regularly have enough food to eat in Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia. The donation was made possible thanks to contributions from Fifty-Five Focus Strategic Sales Management, Great American Deli, Vistar and other sponsors who understand that hunger affects the way children learn and develop.

“We are extremely grateful to all the families and organizations that came together for this special event. The money raised supports the vital work to end hunger in our 20-county service region,” said Chattanooga Area Food Bank President & CEO, Gina Crumbliss.

“This year’s Feeding the Future 5K was a tremendous success; we are honored to partner with the Chattanooga Area Food Bank and the other sponsors to help fight hunger in our community. We look forward to the continued growth of this wonderful event,” said C. J. Recher, Vice President of Marketing at Five Star Food Service.

PHOTO: At the Chattanooga Area Food Bank Warehouse, President and CEO Gina Crumbliss (center right) and Director of Development Sarah Aligo (front row, far right) and team receives a donation from Danelle Layton (center left), C.J. Recher (front row, far left), and Mark Stephanos (center left, back row) of the Five Star Food Services Team on behalf of Feeding the Future.

About the Chattanooga Area Food Bank

Founded in 1972 and renamed in 1983, the Chattanooga Area Food Bank is committed to leading a network of partners in eliminating hunger and promoting better nutrition in our region. The Food Bank acquires and distributes healthy food across a 20-county service region including Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia with help from its network of over 300 partner agencies. Last year alone, the Food Bank distributed over 15.1 million pounds of food (equal to 12.6 million meals) and served over 25,000 people each week. In addition to food provision, the Food Bank works to engage the public in the fight to end hunger and empower people to take responsibility for their health and their lives. For more information or to find out how you can get involved, visit our website, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.

About Feeding The Future

Feeding the Future, Inc. (EIN: 32-0530898) “FTF” is a non-profit charitable organization incorporated in the state of Tennessee focused on engaging the community and raising funds to support the fight against childhood hunger. FTF is authorized to solicit charitable donations in the states of Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and Kentucky.

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