Benefiting Jewish Family Service Food Assistance Programs and the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
Run for a Hunger-Free San Diego
Thanksgiving Morning, Thursday, November 24
Downtown San Diego, Outside Westfield Horton Plaza
10K at 7:00am | 5K at 8:15am
Thousands of caring San Diego County residents lace up their running and walking shoes each Thanksgiving morning and head downtown for the annual Run for the Hungry 5K/10K. This run/walk continues to grow each year because of its great mix of ingredients: an awesome course traveling through the Gaslamp and East Village, fun entertainment, tasty refreshments, and the cause. The event plays an important role in providing food for thousands of families facing hunger in our community. Be a part of the action on Thanksgiving and show San Diego's hungry you care!
Every day in San Diego, 1 in 3 children and 1 in 6 adults struggle with hunger. There are days when a parent has to skip eating in order to feed their child. There are families that have to stretch two days’ worth of food into five, just to make it through the week. There are people who are hungry all day at school and work, because they can’t afford food.
Who Does it Benefit?
Proceeds from the event directly benefit the hungry in San Diego County through Jewish Family Service's Food Assistance programs—Foodmobile and the Bud and Esther Fischer Hand Up
Youth Food Pantry—and the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. Run for the Hungry helps these vital programs feed the thousands of San Diego facing hunger every year.
Run for the Hungry is a 5K/10K run/walk through downtown San Diego, starting and ending at Westfield Horton Plaza on Broadway Circle, and winding through San Diego’s historic Gaslamp District and East Village.
Don't want to run or walk? More than 200 volunteers are needed to help make Run for the Hungry a success. Volunteers will help with registration, water stations, food stations, finish/start line, and more. Volunteers will receive a free race t-shirt. Large groups can register to volunteer together. For more information, call (858) 637-3050.