East Ave. Grocery Run raises awareness and money for local anti-hunger programs



The 9th annual East Avenue Grocery Run will take place this Saturday.

The Grocery Run raises money for Rochester-area food pantries and emergency meal programs. Since 2010, this family-friendly event has raised more than $230,000 to feed food-insecure children, seniors and families in our community.

The Grocery Run will start and finish at Third Presbyterian Church at the corner of East Avenue and Meigs Street. More than 1,200 participants are expected to enjoy the downtown course along East Avenue and through the Neighborhood of the Arts.

The 5K event is sponsored by Wegmans and Constellation Brands. The Family Mile event is sponsored by Marathon Financial.

After the main events, the kids can enjoy the “Boogie for Broccoli” Children’s Fun Run, sponsored by SMP. No registration is required, and everyone gets a Grocery Run ribbon!

Participants are invited to bring a canned food donation for the Foodlink food drive. Each year, we collect more than 1,200 pounds of food to honor the memory of Foodlink founder, Tom Ferraro. Donors are eligible to win raffle prizes.

Runners, walkers, volunteers and spectators will gather afterward to enjoy snacks and beverages donated by local restaurants. This is awesome party is sponsored by Mobile

Anesthesiologists of Western, NY and SCI Anesthesia.

Learn more at www.groceryrun.org.

Schedule of Events

7:00 Registration and Packet Pickup at Third Presbyterian Church – 4 Meigs Street in Rochester

8:15 5K Run & Walk

9:15 1-Mile Run & Walk

9:15 Children’s Fun Runs

Award Ceremony to follow


2017 Beneficiaries:

A Meal and More
Cameron Community Ministries Daily Hot Lunch and Food Pantry
East High School Food and Resource Pantry
Foodlink Backpack Program
Gates Presbyterian Church
Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf
Irondequoit Community Cupboard
Mary’s Place Refugee Outreach Center
Messiah Lutheran Church
Penfield Food Cupboard
Riverside Neighbors
St. Thomas Episcopal Hunger Program
South Wedge Food Program
Third Presbyterian Church Food Cupboard and Dining Room
Webster Community Chest Food Cupboard
West Bloomfield Congregational Church

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