I am running the Akron Marathon this year on 9/24/16. I am running in a full chef costume carrying a six pound stockpot in an attempt to make a Guinness World Record. I am doing this not only to cross it off my "bucket list", but more importantly as a fundraiser for the Akron Canton Food Bank. Every dollar raised is greatly appreciated and needed by the Foodbank and its clients.
The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is a non-profit organization with a mission to lead a collaborative network that empowers people to experience healthy and hunger-free lives. The Foodbank distributes food to feed people and advocates, engages and convenes the community in the fight to end hunger. This year, 1 in 7 people in Northeast Ohio will face hunger, and the Foodbank will be there to help. The Foodbank is the source of emergency food for 500 food pantries, hot meal sites shelters and other hunger-relief programs that directly serve individuals and families in Carroll, Holmes, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties. The Foodbank, with its supporters and partners are leading the fight to end hunger in the communities they serve. In 2015, it distributed nearly 28 million pounds of food, providing 23 million meals locally for people in need.
Thank you for your support of my endeavor!!