August 22, 2012 | 4:43 PM

Thank You Fox Cities!

© Paul D. Manke Photography

© Paul D. Manke Photography

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin on Saturday, August 18, at our Second Annual Fox Cities Miles for Meals.  The 5K run/2 mile walk was a success! 100 people participated on Saturday morning. 

Mary Kuester from Divine Savior Food Pantry, a Feeding America member agency in Shawano, participated in the race. When asked why she came to the event Kuester said, “Miles for Meals brings more money in to the pantry. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin has been a real blessing.”

Mark Flunker belongs to Kuester’s church participated in the run on behalf of the pantry on Saturday. “There’s a need,” said Flunker, “You don’t realize how many people are in need unless someone tells you.” Flunker raised over $150 for the pantry, enough to provide over 700 meals to those struggling with hunger.

Calvin Vanryzin came in first place in the male division with a time of 17 minutes 35 seconds. For the second year in a row, Jenny Chaudoir came in first place in the female division with a time of 19 minutes 45 seconds. Click here to view the results of all the racers.

We hope you will join us next year!

2012 Award Winners

Click here to see pictures from the run!