Runners of all ages lined up for this year’s OutRun Hunger 5k Family Walk and Run hosted by Harvest Green, raising $19,000 to feed hungry Fort Bend families.
The annual race benefits Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, a local non-profit that has been providing assistance to families and individuals during times of temporary financial crisis since 1990. Approximately $67,500 has been raised by the run since its inception in 2018.
More than 300 runners participated this year, up from 200 in 2020. The run also attracted 50 sponsors. A party at the finish line followed, featuring Messina Hof wine, Blockhouse coffee, vendors, food trucks and more.
“It was a great event,” said Stacey Williams, development director for East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry. “It was wonderful to see so many people out there walking and running for a good cause. We are so grateful to them and our wonderful sponsors.”
The money raised will be used by Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry to provide food and financial assistance to children, families and seniors. Last year, the organization distributed $616,336.49 worth of food to families in need, including 7,075 families who received 10,849 Covid-19 Relief Sacks.
Harvest Green was the race’s title sponsor for the fourth year in a row.
“We have partnered with East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry for years,” said Jerry Ulke, General Manager for Harvest Green. “The work they do is vital to our community. It is an honor to help them in whatever capacity we can. We hope to see even more faces next year.”
For more information about East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, visit https://www.humanneeds.org.
For more information about Harvest Green, visit https://www.harvestgreentexas.com.