Brenda O'Brian via Crowdrise
August 14, 2014
BENEFITING: COMMUNITY FOOD BANK OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA
EVENT DATE: Nov 23, 2014
I'm raising funds for the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma for the Route 66 Marathon weekend. If you donate $10, you can pick a song - any song in the world! - and I will listen to it while I run the half-marathon. List the title and artist in the comment box when you donate and I'll add it to my playlist.
As everyone knows, the Food Bank is close to my heart - they provide more than 335,000 meals each week in eastern Oklahoma through its cooking classes, direct distribution, Food for Kids programs, Senior Servings and more.
The Food Bank distributes food to 450 Partner Programs throughout eastern Oklahoma, which include organizations such as Youth Services of Tulsa, DVIS, Emergency Infant Services, Salvation Army, Iron Gate, Day Center for the Homeless and many more. By supporting the Food Bank's mission, you're supporting a number of area charities!
For every dollar donated to my cause, the Food Bank can distribute 4 meals; however, the marathon is matching your donation, which means for every dollar raised, you'll be providing 8 meals to feed the hungry in our community!
"Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope" is what inspired me to take part in the Route 66 Marathon weekend in November for the first time ever. It's my first half-marathon ever and my goal is to raise at least 2,400 meals. Whether I go fast or slow, we'll be feeding the hungry together. Thanks for your support!