November 17, 2008

Mark your calendars: SOME turkey trot

Even the poor deserve something to be thankful for, so we are always on the look out for opportunities to harness the spirit of Thanksgiving. This Thanksgiving our community partner, SOME (So Others Might Eat), and Honorary Chair Mayor Adrian Fenty are hosting the 7th Annual Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger. Held at 8:30 am on Thanksgiving morning in West Potomac Park in Washington, DC, the Trot for Hunger is a 5K fun run and family walk that benefits SOME's programs for the hungry and homeless. This year, SOME says they are offering "official ChronoTrack timing" to all participants - but speaking only for ourselves, it sounds like more fun just to get together for a brisk stroll.

Here are more details:

Where: West Potomac Park in Washington, DC
When: November 27, 2008
How: You can register here. If you would like to volunteer, please contact SOME staff.
Why: SOME is serving 10% more meals than it did last year, and your support will help them to continue to meet the needs of those who are in need of help. Whereas Bread for the City's food pantry hands out provisions for people to make in their own homes, SOME serves a client base that often lacks access to kitchen facilities. The Trot for Hunger benefits SOME’s programs for the homeless and helps SOME to serve more than 800 meals to hungry and homeless children, women and men every day of the year.
Who: You! And your people! Get in there.

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