NORWALK, CONN., May 31, 2016 – The Connecticut Food Bank is hosting the Miles For Meals 5K this Sunday, June 5, at Calf Pasture Beach Park in Norwalk. More than 300 runners and walkers are expected to participate in the inaugural event. Miles For Meals is presented by Citizens Bank and benefits the Connecticut Food Bank mission to fight hunger.
“We are excited about the strong turnout for this first-ever 5K race for the Connecticut Food Bank,” said Connecticut Food Bank Director of Community Engagement Sarah Morocco. “The funds raised by the race will support our work distributing food to help the more than 300,000 people in our area who struggle with hunger during the year.”
Morocco said the Connecticut Food Bank works with a network of local food pantries, soup kitchens and other programs to provide nutritious food to people in need. Last year, the Connecticut Food Bank distributed enough food to provide more than 18.5 million meals.
“We are grateful to Citizens Bank and the other sponsors that are making the race possible,” Morocco said. We value their commitment to helping us raise funds to fight hunger and raise awareness of the problem of hunger in our state.”
The Connecticut Food Bank Miles for Meals 5K features a flat course traveling through Calf Pasture Beach Park and the scenic Norwalk waterfront. Packet pick-up and race day registration is at 7:00 a.m. and the race begins at 8:30 a.m. The post-race party begins at 9:00 a.m., with the awards ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age group.
Runners and walkers may register for the race through race day. The first 400 entrants will receive commemorative Tech shirts. The entry fee for individuals is $32 and will increase on race day to $35. Runners may pre-register for the race online at www.ctfoodbank.org/5K until Saturday, June 4, at noon. Registration on the day of the race is at 7:00 a.m. at Calf Pasture Beach. Race information and registration is available www.ctfoodbank.org/5K.
Citizens Bank is presenting sponsor of the Connecticut Food Bank Miles for Meals 5K. Fairfield Living Magazine is exclusive Magazine sponsor. ANSAC is Kids’ Corner sponsor. Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, P.C. is the Start and Finish Line sponsor. Radio Sponsor is 95.9 Fox. HomeServe USA is Registration sponsor. Water Station sponsors are Edible Arrangements and Marcum LLP. Award Ceremony sponsor is Kings Food Market. For event information, visit www.ctfoodbank.org/5K. For sponsorship information, call Michael Davidow at (203) 741-9211 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Connecticut Food Bank:
The Connecticut Food Bank is the state’s non-profit leader in the fight against hunger and the largest provider of charitably donated food. The Connecticut Food Bank partnered with the food industry, food growers, donors and volunteers to provide enough food last year to prepare more than 18.5 million meals. We distribute that food through a network of community based programs to more than 300,000 people across six Connecticut counties. Visit us on the web at www.ctfoodbank.org, like us on Facebook and follow @CTFoodBank on Twitter and Instagram.