Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin

Community Agency/Organization: Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
Date: 08/22/2014, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: Wisconsin International Raceway, Kaukauna
Website: http://www.feedingamericawi.org/

Contact person for event: Abby Habeck, habeckae@uwec.edu, 920-205-6221

Description of Event/Project: The mission of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is simply to “feed the hungry.” More than 330,000 people in Eastern Wisconsin rely on Feeding America food resources, and as the region’s only food bank, we play an unduplicated and irreplaceable role– providing more than 23 million pounds of food each year to food pantries, meal programs, and emergency shelters. In the past two years, we have experienced a 61% increase in the demand for food from our distribution centers. As the need has grown, we have become challenged in our efforts to feed the hungry due to the insufficient size and remote location of our current distribution center. Because of this, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin has embarked on a $5 million capital campaign to build a larger, more effective, and more centrally located distribution center to serve the region, and that is where you, the volunteer, comes in to this story.

Race 2 Party is a charitable 5k race that will be held on Friday, August 22 with all proceeds benefiting Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. In order to make this event a success, we are looking for volunteers who are willing to donate their time between the hours of 5 pm and 11 pm. The break-down of volunteer jobs is as follows:

We anticipate we will need approximately 30-40 volunteers:
• 5:00 pm – 5 volunteers to direct traffic and assist parking
• All other volunteers (6:00-8:30 pm) – help with the 5k
[We will have a brief orientation at 6 pm and estimate the race will finish at 8:15 pm]

In addition, we are looking for 3 volunteers interested in keeping peace at the event. Must be willing to:
• Resolve or break-up a fight/dispute if necessary
• Be present until the end (11 pm)
[You are allowed to have different shifts, but we need 3 present at all times]

Volunteers will receive free admission to the post-race party (featuring the band Ask Your Mother), an ice cold beverage, and an orange event t-shirt. Last but not least, the volunteers will receive our endless gratitude for their support in making this event a success for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.

Please have the volunteers email me with their name, t-shirt size, and position they would prefer to work at (you can sign up for multiple positions/choose the hours you can be there!).

 

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