Project Description

 

Food Fight Virtual 5K Race
March 11-31, 2017
Goal: 500 racers

FAQ’s

A virtual 5K race is a race that can be completed at any location at any time. Race when and where it is convenient for you. We just ask that you race March 11 through March 31, 2017.

You can run, walk, bike, hike, ski, use a treadmill, or swim your 3.1 miles. (Heck, we don’t even care if you drive!)

The important thing is . . . you are joining the fight against hunger.

You determine the amount.

Your registration fee (that amount determined by you) is a donation that will support the local Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf. Visit CCEFS.org to learn more about how this nonprofit helps the hungry and food insecure in our community.

$6.50 of each registration fee will go toward the cost of your “Food Fight”” super cool, collector’s edition, everyone will want one, be the envy of all your friends, race t-shirt.

All joking aside, hunger is a serious issue in our community. The Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf serves on average 550 households per month. We ask that you pray about your donation, and please know that any donation will be appreciated! Really.

$500 = sponsors a senior mobile food shelf site for one month!

$240 = transportation cost to “rescue” fresh produce and other food items from local grocers for two weeks.

$165 = breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a family in need for one week

$50 = breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a neighbor in need for one week

$20 = breakfast and lunch for a neighbor in need for one week

$10 = breakfast for a neighbor in need for one week

Registration will be “live and in person” in the Gathering Space after worship:

  • March 4/5
  • March 8 (Lenten service)
  • March 11/12
  • March 15 (Lenten service)

Want to be Minnesota nice and super helpful? Fill out this registration form for each racer and bring it with you to worship.

Credit card, cash and checks made payable to “King of Kings” will be accepted.

If you will be out of town, call the church office (651-738-3110) and we will make arrangements to mail your t-shirt and collect your registration.

Please, please, please share your race experience on our King of Kings social media. (Hint: your race t-shirt will look fabulous in the photos!) You can search the hashtag below to see everyone’s photos!

When posting to Facebook: “tag” us by typing @King of Kings Lutheran Church in your message
If you are new to tagging: As you start to type @King of Kings Lutheran Church in your post, a list of matches will automatically drop down. Click on the church from the list of options to make a tag. Our name will appear in your post highlighted in blue to show that it has been tagged.

When posting to Twitter or Instagram: include #5kfoodfight in your messages, AND tag us by using our handle, @kofkluthchurch in your comment or caption.

What if I’m not on social media?
Email your photos (and a short blurb to add) to Jane at jane.halbert@kingofkingswoodbury.org and she will post them to social media for you!

The short answer: Because it’s cool.

The longer more meaningful answer:

  • Your donation (the amount you contribute for the race registration) will help feed hungry people in our community.
  • Wearing your race t-shirt will create awareness about local hunger.
  • God does some pretty amazing things in and through us when we serve others.
Everybody and anybody! We are looking for 500 racers to register. There is no age limit and there are no restrictions. So bike, walk, crawl, run alone, run in a group, run with your pet. It doesn’t matter. Just get out there!

Alert for snowbirds: riding in your golf cart counts.

If you will be out of town, call the church office and we will make arrangements to mail your t-shirt and collect your registration.

If you need to, feel free to break your 3.1 miles into different days. No need to break a sweat, right?
Why serve as a family?
Serving others as a family is a powerful way to pass on the values of empathy, thoughtfulness, and social responsibility. But more than that, Jesus calls us to serve others. Participating in the Food Fight Virtual 5K is a way to serve together as a family, and have fun too!

Mark 10:45 “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and give his life as a ransom for many.” See also: James 2:26, Philippians 2:8, John 3:16, 2 Timothy 2:24, Ephesians 6:7-8, and 1 Peter 4:10

Serving the hungry in our community.
Many in our community struggle to provide enough food for their families. Some struggle to buy food because of job loss or a serious illness; and for many seniors, budgets are very tight due to the cost of medication.

The Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf helps our neighbors in need by supplying food to 550 families per month in the cities of Woodbury, Oakdale, South Maplewood and Landfall.

By racing in the Food Fight Virtual 5K Race, your registration fee/donation will go to the Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf. This money will be used to buy healthy food for our neighbors who are hungry.

Talking points for kids
• Have you ever been hungry and had to wait to get food? How did it feel?
• Close your eyes and imagine if you ate only one meal a day for days or even weeks. How do you think that might feel?
• What are some things you know (or think you know) about people who are hungry?
• Do you think you should help those who are hungry? Why or why not? What other things could our family do to help out?

Visit CCEFS.org to learn more about Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf and other volunteer opportunities.

Are we collecting canned goods too?

Nope, we are not collecting canned goods as part of the March Food Fight. It is important to note that donating money is the most efficient way to get food to the families who need help.

The Christian Cupboard can really stretch dollars when purchasing food from the regional food bank. (We mean really stretch like a rubber band, an elastic waistband, gum, the truth, and muscles you didn’t know you had until you participated in this 5K.)