MILES FOR MEALS
We are proud to partner with the St. Petersburg Free Clinic to raise funds for their Food Bank, which feeds an average of 60,000 hungry community members a month.
Did you know 1 in 7 adults and 1 in 4 children in Pinellas County are considered hungry? The St. Petersburg Free Clinic is closing the hunger gap by making sure these individuals receive the food they need every month. Clients can benefit from a number of programs including a food pantry which distributes emergency groceries; a Community Kitchen which serves a hot meal six nights a week; the Pack-A-Sack Program which gives weekend food to hungry children; and Hearty Homes which distributes food to homebound senior citizens. In 2016, the Food Bank distributed a record-breaking 4 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.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Miles for Meals Program: When you participate in the Sunshine City 5K, we will donate $1 for each mile you run (up to $3 per participant) to the St Petersburg Free Clinic Food Bank. You can also make an additional donation online when you register for either the Sunshine City 5K, or the St Pete Half Marathon.
ABOUT THE ST PETERSBURG FREE CLINIC
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 volunteer, please visit www.stpetersburgfreeclinic.org