Friday, April 12, 2019
Contact: Amy Dion, Brand Manager, Neighborhood Co-op Grocery, (618) 529-3533, amy@Neighborhood.Coop; Francis Murphy, General Manager, Neighborhood Co-op Grocery, (618) 529-3533, francis@Neighborhood.Coop
Funds Raised to Support Good Samaritan House in Carbondale
Carbondale, Ill. – Mark your calendars for the 2019 Neighborhood Co-op Grocery Feed Your Neighbor 5K Run/Walk! The event will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 beginning at 6pm at Turley Park, located on the corner of West Main and Glenview in Carbondale. The race will be professionally timed by River to River Runners and is a certified course.
All proceeds will support Good Samaritan House of Carbondale, which provides a food pantry, soup kitchen, emergency shelter, transitional housing, and emergency assistance to the area’s most vulnerable citizens. Participants are also asked to bring non-perishable food items on race day, especially canned goods, which will be donated to Good Samaritan House.
“Funds raised from this year’s race are especially important to Good Samaritan House right now because their food supply is low and additional grant monies the organization usually receives won’t be available for another six months,” said Amy Dion, Brand Manager for theNeighborhood Co-op Grocery. “We encourage runners and walkers of all ages to join us for a fun evening sharing a healthy activity together while helping to raise much-needed funds for a local organization dedicated to helping people in need.”
Good Samaritan House has served 31,406 meals over the past year, which includes 5,295 families, 5,363 children, and 15,587 individuals.
Participants may sign up in person at the Neighborhood Co-op Grocery, 1815 West Main in Carbondale, online at www.neighborhood.coop, or at the event. On-site registration begins at 4pm on race day. If registered by April 19, all runners and walkers will receive a race t-shirt in their size and a swag bag. Additional activities will include live music, raffles, free massages from JALC Massage Therapy students, food, and beverages. Winners of each age group will be presented with Co-op made bread. Top male and female runners will be awarded a grand prize. Prize drawings after the race also will be held.
Major sponsors include the Daily Egyptian, the Southern Illinoisan, Southern Illinois Healthcare, Silkworm, Inc., RASSIK Complete Recovery Inc., and River Radio, with additional support provided by corporate sponsors AES Solar, First Southern Bank, Budslick Management Co., andHeartland Regional Medical Center. Contributing sponsors include the Carbondale Park District, the City of Carbondale, Arthur Agency,Banterra Bank, Intuitive Massage and Bodywork, J Fortune Photography, J & L Robinson Construction, Pediatrics Group LLC, and the Kiwanis Clubs of Carbondale and Murphysboro.
For more information about the race, contact Amy Dion at (618) 529-3533, amy@Neighborhood.Coop. Watch for updates online atwww.facebook.com/carbondalecoop.
About the Neighborhood Co-Op Grocery
The mission of the Neighborhood Co-op Grocery is to serve the needs of owners and patrons by providing wholesome foods economically in the cooperative tradition, in ways that best promote the health of the individual, the community, and the earth. Learn more atwww.neighborhood.coop.