September 18, 2012

10th Annual Milwaukee Miles for Meals

Take Steps to Feed the Hungry

WHAT: 5K run and 2 mile walk to raise money and awareness about hunger in Wisconsin 

WHO: Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin 

WHEN: Saturday, September 22, 2012

                        8:30 a.m. Registration

                        10:00 a.m. Run/Walk Begins 

WHERE: Veterans Park, 1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202 

WHY:             330,000 people rely on Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin for food, 105,000 of whom are children                           

 

Milwaukee, Wis. - Join Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin for its tenth annual Milwaukee Miles for Meals on Saturday, September 22. Take steps to help alleviate hunger for thousands of families in southeast Wisconsin.  

Miles for Meals takes place in Veterans Park along the lakefront. The run/walk will start at the pavilion at the end of Lagoon Drive. The 5K run is certified and chip timed. The run and non-competitive walk will follow paths around the lakefront. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the run/walk will begin at 10:00 a.m. 

Awards will be given after the 5K run based on a variety of categories varying by age, time and gender. The two mile non-competitive walk is not eligible for awards. For more information please visit http://www.firstgiving.com/feedingamericawi/milwaukee

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin provides food to 330,000 people struggling with hunger through its member hunger relief programs. Participants can help make a difference at Miles for Meals. Each pledge dollar raised during Miles for Meals provides five meals to hungry people in the community. Please join us in the fight to end hunger.

 

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330,000 people in eastern Wisconsin rely on food supplied by Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin each year.  The food bank is the largest, private, nonprofit distributor of food in the state. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin distributes more than 18 million pounds of food annually to 1,000 food pantries, meal programs and shelters throughout eastern Wisconsin.  Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is a member of Feeding America, which is consistently ranked as one of the most efficient charities, out of the country‚Äôs 100 largest charities, by Forbes magazine.  Since 1982, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin has distributed nearly 300 million pounds of food.  To learn more about hunger in Wisconsin, visit www.feedingamericawi.org