MILES FOR MEALS
We are proud to partner with the St. Petersburg Free Clinic to raise funds for their We Help FRESH Pantry and Mobile Pantry, which provides fresh, nutritious food to an average of 20,000 Pinellas County neighbors in need a month. When you participate in the St Pete Half Marathon, 10K, or 5K, we will donate for each mile you run to the St Petersburg Free Clinic.
You can also make an additional donation online when you register for any St Pete Run Fest event, or create your own fundraising page to raise even more.
Food insecurity can happen to ANYONE. The St. Petersburg Free Clinic is closing the hunger gap by making sure individuals receive the food they need every month. Clients can benefit from a number of programs, including the We Help FRESH pantry which distributes emergency groceries; the School Programs, which stock school pantries and provide weekend food to hungry children; and Mobile Food Distribution with mobile “pop-up” pantries to serve communities without access to grocery stores or food pantries. In 2021, the Food Bank distributed a record-breaking 20 million pounds of food in the community, serving more individuals than ever before.
The St. Petersburg Free Clinic is doing more than just feeding people. They’re restoring hope to seniors. Nourishing kids so they can excel in school. And making families whole again. When you support the Free Clinic, you are providing hope to the hungry and help to the hurting. The St Petersburg Free Clinic is a caring organization helping to meet basic, unserved human needs through resources, volunteers, and advocacy. They provide temporary assistance for families and individuals in need of the basics of food, shelter, health care, limited financial assistance, and referral information.
For more information, or to become a SPFC volunteer, please visit www.stpetersburgfreeclinic.org
#GoldTogether is the voice for pediatric cancer. Everyday 43 children (a full yellow bus) are told they have cancer in the United States. One in 5 kids do not survive cancer. Our children deserve better. All net proceeds from PeliKids Youth Runs are donated to #GoldTogether. Build healthy habits and kick kids cancer!
#GoldTogether is a movement birthed from the vision and positive energy of pediatric brain cancer survivor and Relay For Life volunteer, Cole Eicher. Cole’s dream is simple: let’s work together to have a greater impact, more options, and better outcomes for kids fighting cancer.
For more information visit #GoldTogether
Jump for Kids
Our partner in making exercise fun for kids all over Tampa Bay, Jump for Kids provides personal trainers to teach students exercise and team sports. Focused on ages 5-17, they train all fitness levels and any demographic. Jump for Kids makes exercise fun while delivering an exercise education and mentorship. Their goal is to fill young heads with proper exercise information, train muscles to have a proper range of motion while exercising, develop team sport skills, and promote proper nutrition habits.
For more information, visit Jump For Kids
St Pete Youth Farm- Sowing Seeds — Growing Leaders
The St. Pete Youth Farm is a welcoming place where young people develop important life skills. This urban farm project encourages creative thinking and personal growth as students learn everything from growing their own food to financial literacy. Through this youth development program, we support the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs.