Race Against Hunger Expects 1K Participants/$100K for CT Food Bank

The 2nd annual Race Against Hunger virtual 5K, presented by Stop & Shop, kicks off next Monday, April 5 and runs through April 11.

Event proceeds support Connecticut Food Bank/Foodshare as they face increased operational costs to source, transport, and distribute food. Over the past year, demand for food assistance across a network of 700 partners programs has grown due to increased need during the pandemic. This year’s event expects to raised over $100,000 for Connecticut Food Bank/Foodshare.

Race Against Hunger is a virtual event perfectly suited for a time when people are encouraged to avoid crowded public settings. Participants can register and run or walk at any time between April 5 and April 11 at a location of their choosing. Participants complete their run or walk and send in their results and the event coordinator at JB Sports will compile a results database.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented economic challenges for our communities,” said Beverly Catchpole, Chief Giving Officer for Connecticut Food Bank/Foodshare. “We invite people to join our virtual 5K and help us continue to meet the growing need among our neighbors.”

Race Against Hunger is organized by Connecticut Food Bank/Foodshare and JB Sports. JB Sports, one of the top event management companies in Connecticut, also coordinates the Faxon Law New Haven Road Race and PLR Shamrock & Roll 5K. To learn more about Race Against Hunger, visit www.jbsports.com or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

“As we continue to navigate the challenges that pandemic has brought to our lives, it is now more important than ever that we work together to help our neighbors whose lives have been impacted by COVID-19,” said Stephen Iasimone, Regional Vice President of Operations at Stop & Shop. “We are proud to be teaming up with Connecticut Food Bank/Foodshare in the Race Against Hunger to continue our fight against food insecurity and help to ensure all of our neighbors have access to food and nourishment.”

Race Against Hunger is presented by Stop & Shop, with additional support from Toyota, Webster Bank, PASI, Barrett Outdoor, Penfield Marine, Fleet Feet Westport, 99.1PLR, Star 99.9, WEBE 108, WICC 600, 95.9 The FOX and 94.3 WYBC. Additional media support from Fairfield HamletHub.



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