Running For The Hungry on Turkey Day

Those ready to run for charity were up early Thanksgiving morning to donate canned goods and collect money for those in need within the community through the 12th annual Run for the Hungry at Memorial Park in La Cañada Flintridge.

Rebecca Harvey, who organized the event for the Roger Barkley Community Center in LCF said, "It was wonderful. It was the best run we ever had, we had over 1250 runners and we made a ton of money."

About 10,000 canned goods were donated to the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station as a result of the five kilometer run/walk, Harvey said.

Donation money was also collected via sponsorships and direct donations, but a total of how much was made has not been tallied yet, Harvey said. Corporate sponsorships made a presence at the event as well.

Two 2006 Mustang convertibles, donated by a local Ford dealer carried the canned goods to the CV Sheriff’s Station.

Harvey gave her impressions on the charitable cause, "It’s a huge priority it’s what I do all year long. This is my eighth year doing it."

"I love the fact that I actually get to see the money get right back out to the community," she added.

LCF Mayor Anthony Portantino hosted the event.

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