Feeding the Future, the 501(c)3 charitable foundation startup launched by Five Star Food Service in 2017, has announced April 6 as its annual 5K race date.
Last year’s inaugural event saw proceeds top $20,000, which resulted in more the 80,000 meals being given to kids who battle hunger daily across Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama, officials said. This year, the organization has set a goal to nearly double the event’s impact – to generate over 150,000 meals.
Officials said, "Fundraising and registration for the 2019 race is trending well to far surpass last year and hit this year’s event goal thanks in part to a trio of Gold Sponsors: Fifty-Five Focus: Strategic Sales Management, Celsius and USA Technologies.
"Fifty-Five Focus, led by the Richardson family, has been a pillar of support for Feeding the Future both financially and through thought leadership from the very beginning. Celsius, the popular fitness drink, is well known for their support of active lifestyles through their innovative products and sponsorship of obstacle course mud-run series, Tough Mudder. Payment solutions provider, USA Technologies, like Fifty-Five Focus, has been a staunch supporter of the charity from inception."
The day will feature a competitive 5K race, an untimed one-mile fun run (or walk) and a Hunger Dash for kids. The event will take place at Greenway Farms Park in Chattanooga beginning at 9 a.m. Early-bird pricing of $25 for the 5K is in effect until March 15.
For each registered 5K participant, approximately 50 meals will be donated to local food banks to support kids sack pack and summer feeding programs. Also, each 5K runner will receive a commemorative super-soft tech race shirt. Prizes valued over $3,000 will be awarded to the top three overall finishers and top three in each age division for both males and females in the competitive 5K race.
For more information about the race, registration and sponsorship opportunities, visit: https://www.feedingthefuture.org/run-for-the-future-5k.