Compass Community Church Run for Food reaches $20,000 goal

June 16, 2016   ·   0 Comments

More than 600 participants made their way along the beautiful Island Lake trails of Credit Valley Conservation for the third annual Run for Food on June 11th.

The Run for Food donates 100% of the race fees to the Orangeville and Shelburne food banks and the Lighthouse Soup Kitchen in Orangeville.

“The support has been amazing,” said Lori Ker, Board Director at the Orangeville Food Bank, which she says has seen almost a 40% increase in people served over the past five years.

The funds raised will go directly towards the Orangeville Food Bank’s Fridge and Freezer Project. “This will help us distribute healthy perishable foods” says Ms. Ker.

The run not only helped raise funds but also gave a greater purpose for those involved.  Nate Richardson, Director of Ministry Development at Compass Community Church was pleased with the turnout at the run and the effect it had on the participants.

“Many volunteers and participants expressed a clear sense that they were part of something so much bigger than the run itself,” said Mr. Richardson.

He, along with volunteers and staff, were very grateful for the response the run received. They are also hopeful for the run’s future and its further impact in our community.

Race participant Linda Clark felt an outpouring of emotion as she crossed the finish line.  “I wanted to prove it to myself that anything is possible when you are overcoming life’s battles and health issues”.

“I felt great completing the run.  I got emotional and cried happy tears” says Ms. Clark, who plans to compete again next year.

The organizers, volunteers, the Orangeville and Shelburne Food Bank and Lighthouse Soup Kitchen want to thank all of the sponsors along with participants for making this year’s run a success.

Written By Marrie-Leigh Ferguson

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