Participants have the option to register online. If this is your prefered method, please click the obove link!
Participants have the option to register via paper. If this is your prefered method, please click the obove link! Additionally, bring your completed paperwork with you to participate in the walk.
Sponsors have need to register via paper. Please click the above link to access form!
Dear Outstanding Smithsburg Community Member,
Did you know that more than 545 of Smithsburg community residents regularly go hungry? That accounts for nearly 1 in 5 residents, of whom Tabitha’s Table, Smithburg’s only food pantry, provides packaged food, fresh produce and personal-care items to those who might have nowhere to turn. While those in our community who struggle with hunger aren’t always who you think they are, food insecurity is affecting our most vulnerable populations-children and elderly residents. Last year alone, nearly 789 school-aged students qualified for free or reduced priced meals, more than ever before, although many continue to go without, while increasing numbers of our eldest citizens struggle with limitations of fixed incomes or immobility when considering how to attain their next meal. Luckily, our community has caring hearts and giving hands, and, through the efforts of volunteers, every Tuesday and first Saturday of the month, Tabitha’s table opens its pantry doors to nearly 200 families and individuals who live in the Smithsburg school district.
On Saturday, October 3, 2015 Tabitha’s Table will host its 2nd Annual “5k Hunger Walk” event starting at 1:00 p.m. at Veterans Park. Your tax deductible sponsorship will help us continue to meet the food needs in our community as 100% of your donation will feed the hungry in Smithsburg. As a thank you for your sponsorship, you will receive signage at the Hunger Walk to show your support to others. This fundraiser will help Tabitha’s Table continue its mission “that no neighbor goes hungry.”
How to Get Involved:
Help us color the town orange to show your support during the month of September for national hunger awareness month. When you choose to become a sponsor, walker, team captain or volunteer we encourage you to place small orange flags in your yard as a visual reminder of our hungry neighbors.
Become a 5k Official Sponsor - With an expected 200+ participants at the race site, this is an opportunity for you to educate the community about your business or organization and show your commitment to helping the hungry families of our community. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to engage employees and be part of this community event to support the food bank and our mission in feeding our hungry neighbors.
Start or Join a Team – Your participation in the “5k Hunger Walk” will not only be a fun, memorable experience, but it will directly affect the lives of a hungry neighbor in your community! Gather your friends, family and colleagues and form a walking team to increase your impact!? Show some team spirit and come dressed to impress!
No teammates? No problem! Register as an Individual. Sign up as an individual and walk alongside the expected 200 + other participants. Be one of the first 100 people to register and receive a FREE tote bag!
All Participants are Encouraged to Fundraise – The “5k Hunger Walk” is a community walk but it is also an opportunity to increase awareness and ask for support for our mission in feeding hungry neighbors in Smithsburg. It’s easy to help Smithsburg’s Food Pantry continue to serve over 62 families weekly. Once you register, you will be able to customize your own fundraising page and send a personalized link to your family and friends so they can sponsor you!
Volunteer/Prefer to Cheer? Great! Register to be one of the many volunteers who make the 5K walk a memorable experience. Whether it’s helping with registration, directing traffic, set-up/tear-down or cheering on the participants, we’ve got a job for you!
Can’t walk with us? No problem! You can still register online as a “virtual” walker and be part of the event. Individuals, whether walking or not, are also encouraged to donate non-perishable food items that day for the Food pantry. Please direct all inquires to our Program Coordinator, Angela Griffin at 240.675.2050.