Thanksgiving is the holiday of family, food and most importantly giving. Giving back to people in need is exactly what thousands of people will do on Thanksgiving morning during the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services’ (SFBFS) 19th annual Run to Feed the Hungry.

Run to Feed the Hungry consists of two races, a 5K and a10K course that wind through the beautiful tree-lined streets of East Sacramento. The 10K race starts at 8:35 am, the 5K at 9:00 am. The longer course will take its runners west down J Street, around McKinley Park to Elvas Avenue to the finish line back on H Street.

The most important part of Run to Feed the Hungry is fundraising. Each year thousands of families, volunteers and elite runners raise funds – from small to very large amounts – for the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services who relies on these funds to support the programs they offer all year long. 100% of all donation dollars raised goes directly to the SFBFS to be budgeted for all new and existing programs. As a result of this event’s fundraising success, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is able to offer its services free of charge to families in need in our community.

There are several ways to be involved with Run to Feed the Hungry so that everyone is able to help out in someway. People can choose to run in the race themselves, sponsor a runner or a team of runners, volunteer to help out during the day of the race or give donations towards this cause. Since Thanksgiving is the holiday of giving back, what better way to do so by partaking in an event that is not only healthy for your own mind and body, but creating a healthier world for people in need?

To find out additional information about how to get involved with Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services’ 19th annual Run to Feed the Hunger you can check out their website, http://www.runtofeedthehungry.com/. For general information call (916) 313-7654.