Hello my name is Ann Marie Coan and I would like to share with you a startling statistic facing youngsters in America; 1 in 6 children lives with hunger daily, that’s 13 million children.
In the United States, facing hunger can mean different things for those affected. Maybe there’s no food in the house and no money to buy any. Maybe there’s food, but not enough to last through the end of the month, so parents skip meals, or kids get smaller portions than they need. Whatever their situation, kids who don’t have reliable access to three healthy meals on a daily basis are much more likely to face unhealthy, unsuccessful, and uncertain futures. Together, I believe we can help solve this problem.
For the past 30 years, I have hosted an annual “Friendsgiving” party to raise money for various children’s charities. Over those years the parties grew as did the “Friendship Family”. Since 2014 we have focused on supporting NO KID HUNGRY, and in 2018, with a team of volunteers, we also organized a Friendsgiving 5K race/walk-in partnership with No Kid Hungry.
This year we are hosting our 4th annual 5K/1M race/walk to support our mission to help feed hungry kids. We are hoping to recruit 200 “Friends” in the greater Atlanta area to participate in the race. Our goal is to raise $20,000 through race registration and runner sponsorship.
Love and Happy Friendsgiving from our “family” to yours!