ARE YOUR FEET UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?
Move miles for every child!
Raising Funds for Food Packs
SEPTEMBER 12th - SEPTEMBER 25th, 2021
WoMN Strong has an ongoing partnership with Every Meal (formally The Sheridan Story), a local non-profit dedicated to ending child hunger. This family-friendly event will raise money to provide weekend food packs for children in need in participating schools all over the Twin Cities.
Over 300,000 children in the state of Minnesota live with food insecurity.
While there are many programs providing lunch and breakfast to children at school, the weekend presents a gap during which children struggle with hunger. Every Meal is leveraging community and school partnerships to fight child hunger by providing a weekend's supply of food to hungry children.
Every Meal facilitates a partnership between community organizations. These organizations sponsor a school, which encompasses investing in the relationship with the school and also paying for, packing, and distributing food directly to the children. Every Meal provides the logistical, sourcing, and organizational expertise necessary to execute the process of providing a weekend food supply. The goal of the partnerships is to feed hungry children while developing a lasting relationship between the community and the school.
This is now especially crucial with children during this ongoing pandemic, where nearly 50% more children are expected to have food insecurities this year.
This number of children facing food insecurities in Minnesota is expected to climb to one of the highest rates in decades.
The Packed With Love Challenge efforts go directly to benefit Every Meal's Mission. Your involvement in this challenge is imperative to help them maintain the level of donations promised, to provide the children with food they need to learn and grow.
The event will take place from Sunday, September 12th through Saturday, September 25th, 2021.
The challenge is for each registered participant to move their feet by running, walking, swimming, biking, or even unicycling to reach a personal goal by logging in their daily miles. This personal goal will add to the tally of cumulative miles for all the participants to see how many miles we can achieve together.
Our fundraising goal is $10,000