South Plains Food Bank to host Conquer Hunger Food Run - FOX34 Lubbock
South Plains Food Bank to host Conquer Hunger Food Run
LUBBOCK, Texas -
The South Plains Food Bank Summer of Sharing is on and to kick-off the month-long fundraiser it'll host its 10th annual Conquer Hunger Food Run.
The race will be held as Mackenzie Park on Memorial Day with a one mile rake and a 5-K.
Participants can bring non-perishable donations to the race or donate online.
This year, runners are encouraged to wear a superhero costume and help battle food insecurity.
"The fun thing about it is, is that we want to embody everyone to be a hero in their community. And so we want to see some superhero costumes. We want to see everybody really embracing that and realizing that this is making a difference. We are being heroes, so we want to see those costumes." Cheri Geriwig, with the Jesus Christ Church of Latter-Day Saints, said.
Most needed food items include; shelf-stable milk, canned fish or poultry, canned or dried beans, canned fruits or vegetables, brown rice, whole grain cereal, whole wheat pasta, soup, chili, and stew, %100 fruit juice, peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, full meals in a can/box, "pop-top" food items.