We are so very honored and proud to be partnering with and running for a very special charity in 2019, Extra Table!! With over 600,000 Mississippians food insecure and 225,000 of those being children that don’t eat after lunch at school until breakfast at school the next day, our goal is to run over 15,000 miles and we want to raise at least $30,000 this year for Extra Table. Because of their partnership with Sysco, we could help purchase almost 100,000 meals!! Would you please consider joining and helping us reach this goal?
Extra Table is a non-profit organization committed to ending hunger by providing food pantries and soup kitchens with the new and healthy food they need to feed the hungry in their community.
There exists in Mississippi the nations largest number of documented food insecure individuals. Emergency food pantries are quickly becoming a concept of the past as long-term food needs are becoming the new norm. An astounding 28.3% of Mississippi’s children are receiving a school breakfast and a school lunch, and are then going to bed hungry each night.* Short falls in food are pervading the lives of 56% of individuals aged 65 and older, while hunger across the United States is only on the rise.*
Not only is Extra Table filling the gap in Mississippi, but we are also compelled to provide healthy, nutrient dense products to those in need across the country. The foods we provide to soup kitchens and food pantries contain low-sugar fruits, lean proteins, whole grains, and no high fructose corn syrup. While driving down hunger, we’re simultaneously driving down obesity by getting healthy foods into the hands of those who need it most.
Extra Table supplies food pantries and soup kitchens with the food they need every month. We do that by purchasing food and having it delivered to emergency food centers in need. Extra Table is proudly partnered with the nation’s largest food distribution company, Sysco. By partnering with Sysco, we are able to purchase healthy food at the lowest possible price point, thereby supplying food pantries and soup kitchens with the food they need.
Extra Table focuses on the shipment of only healthy and shelf stable food. This includes whole grain items, low-sodium soups and vegetables, fruit in water and lean proteins. These items are just a part of the healthy diet that every person needs, and it is so important that we get these foods out for those in need. In 2017, Extra Table shipped 130 tons of food and is currently serving 39 food pantries and soup kitchens across 29 counties.
Would you please consider joining with us as we help raise money for them by the miles we run in 2019? 100% of all donations go to Extra Table and are 100% tax deductible. How can you join us? Here are a few ways you can help:
1. You can personally help us by donating for the miles we run on our secure website eatrunms.org/donate/
2. You can make a one time donation
3. LIKE/SHARE our social media posts
4. If you have a business, please consider becoming a sponsor. You can email us at [email protected] for more information
5. If you are a runner and would like to use your miles, please email us at [email protected]