Feeding South Florida’s Outrun Hunger 5K Set For Sept. 24 At Okeeheelee Park

On Saturday, Sept. 24, Feeding South Florida, the sole Feeding America food bank serving South Florida and largest food bank in Palm Beach County, will host its second annual Outrun Hunger Palm Beach County 5K.

The event, which will raise money to help end hunger in Palm Beach County and raise awareness for the issue of food insecurity, will take place at Okeeheelee Park, located at 7715 Forest Hill Blvd.

Feeding South Florida debuted its Palm Beach County branch, Feeding Palm Beach County, in February 2016 in response to the growing needs of the Palm Beach County community. Feeding Palm Beach County provides more than 11 million pounds of food each year to Palm Beach County alone, through direct service programs and a network of more than 100 nonprofit partner agencies throughout the county. Feeding Palm Beach County serves 199,460 individuals struggling to put food on the table in Palm Beach County — 60,340 of whom are children and nearly 40,000 of whom are older adults.

Feeding Palm Beach County operates a 25,644-square-foot facility, with a grand opening celebration set to take place in October. The facility is situated at 4925 Park Ridge Blvd. in Boynton Beach, located off Interstate 95 and Gateway Blvd.

“The Outrun Hunger Palm Beach County 5K is a great way to help our local neighbors in need of food assistance,” Feeding South Florida President & CEO Paco Vélez said. “Feeding South Florida is a 4-star rated nonprofit by Charity Navigator, with a 98.7 percent efficiency rating, which measures fiscal soundness and transparency, making us the most efficient food bank in Palm Beach County.”

Participants can pre-register at www.eventbrite.com. On Sept. 24, registration will start at 6 a.m., with the run/walk starting at 7:30 a.m.

For event sponsorships, contact Heidi Reever at hreever@feedingsouthflorida.org or (561) 293-2515. For more info., visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org or contact Arelis Ferro at (954) 518-1835 or aferro@feedingsouthflorida.org.