FMA 5K Fun Run/1 Mile Walk Food Drive
Takeout or take action … to feed the hungry?
That’s what Federal Managers Association Chapter 21 will be asking when it hosts its sixth annual Five-Kilometer Fun Run and One-Mile Walk on May 12 in participation of Public Service Recognition Week — May 6-12.
The event also serves as the kickoff food drive effort as the organization participates in the Feds Feed Families (FFF) campaign which focuses on feeding the hungry. Since the campaign began in 2009, federal workers have collected and donated millions of pounds of food and other nonperishable items to support families across America. Teams collect the food, distribute it to local food banks and report the number of pounds donated to FFF. FMA Chapter 21 reported 17,340 pounds of food collected for the effort in 2017. This year the organization is asking for help to beat that record of giving.
The local FMA chapter is challenging both federal employees and the community to step up in record number this year to support area food banks and shelters by taking action to participate and with monetary donations. Participation in the fun run event — either in-person or via virtual attendance — translates to dollars donated to help local banks to provide food for the area’s hungry. Every one dollar donated provides 5.5 pounds of food to local banks and shelters.
The fun run is slated to start at 8 a.m. in front of Wells Wayside Furniture in Havelock and course through the Tucker Creek subdivision. Virtual participation allows individuals to run or walk elsewhere while being counted as a registered participant. Registration is $25, and all proceeds go to local food banks and shelters. Register to participate in the fun run or make donations online at https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/NC/Havelock/FedsFeedFamilies5K. Registration and donations can also be made with an FMA Board Member.