Council Rock Students Plan Virtual 5K To Benefit Food Pantry

NEWTOWN, PA —Council Rock North students are working to help feed the hungry within the local community.

The school’s S.H.A.R.E.(Students Helping Area Residents) organization will hold a virtual 5K fundraiser for the Wrightstown Food Cupboard.

The virtual event is Sept. 26 event, which coincides with Hunger Awareness Month.

“It would be great to have our community come together to bring attention to this important cause, which has only been exacerbated by the COVID crisis, while also participating in a fun, heart-healthy (and socially distant!) activity,” organizer Katie Daniels shared on Patch.

All donations will go towards the Wrightstown Food Cupboard, which provides food for families in need who live in the Newtown and Wrightstown area.

To show your support, you can participate in a 5K or 1-mile run or walk on that day. Participants can do the race run or walk anywhere. T-shirts are also for sale. Organizers are asking participants to take pictures of themselves wearing the t-shirts after their run or walk, and share the images on social media.

Sign up for the event here.

Buy a t-shirt here.

Make a donation here.

Patch has partnered with Feeding America to help raise awareness on behalf of the millions of Americans facing hunger. Feeding America, which supports 200 food banks across the country, estimates that in 2020, more than 54 million Americans will not have enough nutritious food to eat due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. This is a Patch social good project; Feeding America receives 100 percent of donations. Find out how you can donate in your community or find a food pantry near you.

This article originally appeared on the Newtown Patch

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