Volunteers needed for Connecticut Food Bank Miles For Meals 5K

June 5 race will benefit food bank programs and services

Volunteers are needed for the Connecticut Food Bank Miles For Meals 5K Race set for Sunday, June 5, at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk.

There are volunteer opportunities for adults and young adults who volunteer with their parent or guardian on race day with shifts starting at 6:30 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. All shifts run through the conclusion of the race at 11:00 a.m.

Volunteer roles include directing car parking; event registration and pre-registration, food/water distribution, staffing the finish line, staffing water stations on the course, split callers (announcing pace times to runners), on-course traffic control and on-course pointers.

“Volunteers power the work of the Connecticut Food Bank,” said Kim Damien, Connecticut Food Bank Volunteer Coordinator. “We could not fulfill our mission without that generous gift of time. We hope that many volunteers will step up to help on June 5.”

To volunteer, contact Kim Damien by email at [email protected]

The Connecticut Food Bank Miles For Meals 5K will feature a flat course traveling through Calf Pasture Beach and the scenic Norwalk waterfront. Packet pickup and race day registration is at 7 a.m. and race starting time is 8:30 a.m. The post-race party will begin at 9 a.m., with the awards ceremony at 10 a.m. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age group.

Runners interested in competing may register at ctfoodbank.org/5K. Entry fee is $30 per runner before May 11 and $32 per runner from May 11 through race day. The first 400 entrants will receive commemorative Tech T-shirts.

Citizens Bank is presenting sponsor of the Connecticut Food Bank Miles For Meals 5K. Fairfield Living Magazine is exclusive magazine sponsor. ANSAC is Kids’ Corner sponsor. Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, P.C. is the Start and Finish Line sponsor. The Fox 95.9 is Radio Sponsor. For event information, visit ctfoodbank.org/5K. For sponsorship information, call Michael Davidow at 203-741-9211 or email him at [email protected]

About the Connecticut Food Bank

The Connecticut Food Bank is the state’s non-profit leader in the fight against hunger and the largest provider of charitably donated food. The Connecticut Food Bank partnered with the food industry, food growers, donors and volunteers to provide enough food last year to prepare more than 18.5 million meals. We distribute that food through a network of community based programs to more than 300,000 people across six Connecticut counties. Visit us on the web at ctfoodbank.org, like us on Facebook and follow @CTFoodBank on Twitter and Instagram.

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