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Kiwanis Reservoir Run Half Marathon Benefits Connecticut Food Bank

The Kiwanis Club of Weston 6th Annual Reservoir Run half marathon race is set for Sunday, October 29, in Weston. The race will benefit the Connecticut Food Bank Kids’ BackPack program, which provides food to bridge the weekend meal gap for more than 3,300 children in 22 public school systems in Connecticut.

The Run is the signature fundraising project of the Kiwanis Club of Weston and is expected to raise more than $30,000. Last year’s race saw more than 275 runners.

The race follows a rolling, scenic course through historic rural Weston and includes a stretch along the Saugatuck River. The race begins and ends at Weston High School. There will be a heated, indoor waiting area, post-race food and refreshments, prizes for top finishers by age category, goodie bags for all runners and long-sleeved t-shirts for pre-registered runners.

Connecticut Food Bank CEO Bernie Beaudreau said the funds raised will have a powerful impact on children served by the program and their families. “These funds will help to provide nutritious, kid-friendly food to children who are receiving free or reduced price meals during the school week and are at risk of hunger over the weekend. It helps food insecure families stretch already tight budgets, helping them to stabilize their lives.”

"Kiwanis is all about serving children and the Connecticut Food Bank Kids’ BackPack program is about caring for kids. We felt it was a perfect match for a very needy group," said Kiwanis Club of Weston member Dallas Kersey, who is the Kiwanis Club of Weston Foundation Board President.

Race information about the Kiwanis Club of Weston Reservoir Run and online registration is available at www.thereservoirrun.com.

About the Kiwanis Club of Weston:

The Kiwanis Club of Weston is a volunteer organization of over 100 men and women dedicated to serving the needs of children through community service and philanthropic activities. The Club meets for breakfast at 8:00am on Saturday mornings at the Norfield Congregational Church Hall, hosts presentations by a variety of speakers, supports numerous community service projects, and raises funds for a wide range of children's services. All are welcome to attend and participate. Since 2000, the Kiwanis Club of Weston has donated over $750,000 to causes supporting children and our community. For more information and to learn how to join Kiwanis, visit .‬

About the Connecticut Food Bank:

The Connecticut Food Bank is committed to alleviating hunger in Connecticut by providing food resources, raising awareness of the challenges of hunger and advocating for people who need help meeting basic needs. The Connecticut Food Bank partners with the food industry, food growers, donors and volunteers to provide food, which last year provided 18 million meals. We distribute that food through a network of community based programs to six Connecticut counties - Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham counties – where more than 300,000 people struggle with hunger. Visit us on the web at www.ctfoodbank.org, like us on Facebook and follow @CTFoodBank on Twitter and Instagram.

 

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