PaceSetters Running Club Goes Virtual to Help St. Joes Feed the Hardest Hit Among Us!
Supplementing nutritional needs, free of charge, for the economically distressed within our local communities.
If you are running anyway, please run for the good of our neighbors!
The PaceSetters Running Club of the Fox Cities, WI, event FOR ST. JOES TO FEED THE HUNGRY AMONG US DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIMES is centered around fund-raising to provide St. Joes the financial resource to offer food to families in the surrounding Fox Cities who are struggling under the strain of poverty. With the safety of all participants and volunteers an utmost concern, St. Joes has made the difficult decision not to hold any in-person events this fall. The previously scheduled 27th Annual St. Joes 5K Run/Walk will not occur as an in-person event on October 10th. INSTEAD, we have created a VIRTUAL 5K RUN/WALK event to accomplish our vital goals!
During these challenging times, we remain committed to helping area families with desperately needed food. The St. Joseph Food Program is a private non-profit and relies on the generosity of this great community. Thank you for your generous support!
More on the PaceSetters Running Club of the Fox Cities: https://www.pacesetters-run.org/
More on the St. Joes Food Program:
Or call (920) 734-9461
In times like these that we are so grateful for the dedication of our St. Joseph Food Program supporters. Thank you for helping bring hope to those who need it most! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions.
Details on the virtual event efforts follow below!
St. Joseph Food Program
Frequently Asked Questions:
Where/How do I register for the St. Joe’s 5K? Visit the website at: https://www.active.com/running/distance-running-virtual-events/27th-annual-st-joe-s-5k-virtual-run-walk-event-2020?int=72-3-A1
• Virtual 5K $12 – For an adult or child. Includes a participation medal and goody bag.
• Virtual 5K $25 – For an adult or child. Includes a participation medal, goody bag and 2020 St. Joes 5K virtual run shirt.
• When will I get my St. Joes 5K virtual run event t-shirt? Every registered participant who paid $25 will get a St. Joes 5K
virtual run event t-shirt. We will be holding a drive thru packet pick-up October 10 at St. Joes Food Program and other locations TBD.
• How can I turn in donations that I have? You may turn in the donations on October 10th or before at St. Joes
Food Program and other locations TBD
• Mail in donations to:
St. Joseph Food Program, Inc
1465 Opportunity Way)
Menasha, WI 54952
Do NOT mail in cash
St. Joseph Food Program is truly a community-based program, relying on the generosity of individuals, businesses, and foundations located here in the Fox Valley. St. Joe’s does not get government money at the federal, state or local level.
Each week the program provides nutritious food, for individuals and families in the Fox Cities who struggle with poverty. St. Joe’s serves anyone who qualifies under our established guidelines. Families may visit once per week, and receive a wide variety of nutritious foods, including milk, eggs, bread, fresh produce, meat, and staple items.
Our year-end statistics for 2019 reflect the on-going need:
3,250 families consisting of 8,559 individuals were assisted.
Over three million pounds of food (3,686,957) were distributed free of charge.
Over twelve hundred volunteers donated about 50,000 hours to the operation of the program (376 weekly and 845 individual or group).
Total outreach provided by St. Joe’s equals 5,000 individuals each week being touched by some form of food assistance. COVID has changed the way food is distributed at St. Joe’s, but it has not changed the ongoing support to families here in the Fox Valley. As we all navigate through this uncertain time, one thing remains the same…Together, with this community, St. Joes remains determined to get nutritious foods to those who are struggling financially, whether it is a temporary situation or a long-term disability – We are here, Fighting Hunger. Sustaining Hope.
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