More than 3,000 people participated in the San Diego Run for the Hungry, said James Floros, president and CEO of the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank.
He added the Food Bank is “happy with the amount” of money raised. “The event is more about the partnership between the Food Bank and Jewish Family Service,” Floros said. “We’re thankful for people coming out and supporting the food bank.”
The Food Bank partners with some 400 nonprofit agencies on a regular basis, Floros said.
Run for the Hungry was held in downtown San Diego near Horton Plaza. Both the 5K and 10K runs finished up around 9:30 a.m., Floros said.
Thursday’s Food Bank event wasn’t the only benefit for those in need: The Salvation Army served an estimated 1,800 people during its 33rd annual Thanksgiving Dinner, while Serving Seniors also cooked a special meal for 300 low-income senior citizens.
Also, Father Joe’s Village held a 5K run to raise money for the homeless, and Mana’s Kitchen held its annual “Pie in the Sky” fundraiser to assist those living with cancer or HIV/AIDS.
–City News Service
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