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Federal employees will step up in record numbers to feed the hungry again this year for the 3rd annual Chapter 21 Federal Managers Association (FMA) 5K Fun Run/1 Mile Walk on Saturday May 2, 2015. Registration fee is a minimum of $5.00 or 5 pounds of nonperishable food. Tee-shirts are available for purchase up to a week prior to the event for $15.00 each.
The United States Department of Agriculture leads the feds feed families (FFF) campaign each summer through the end of August. Since the campaign began in 2009, federal workers have collected and donated more than 24 million pounds of food and other nonperishable items to support families across America. Last year alone, Feds donated nearly 9 million pounds of food. Teams collect the food, distribute it to local food banks, and report the number of pounds donated to FFF. Our local Chapter expects to exceed last year’s achievement, equivalent to 9,366 pounds reported to FFF, with the combination of food and cash donations.
FMA members will kick off the 2015 campaign by hosting its 5K Fun Run/1 Mile Walk in front of Wells Wayside in Havelock, NC with mile markers throughout the Tucker Creek Subdivision. Registration begins at 7:00 am. Major Steve Gasper, USMC will kick off the event at 7:20 am with Mr. James Kelley performing both the Star Spangled Banner and the event’s invocation. Several FMA Chapter 21 members and local residents will gather to bring attention to Public Service Recognition Week and help support local food pantries.
Participants will open their hearts and run/walk for this rewarding cause. They will donate money or pounds of food as a way of paying it forward and helping our local communities which is at the heart of true public service.
For details call 464-6967 or 671-9775.
Submitted by: Melissa Walker