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People Seeking Food Assistance are Diverse – and Thanks, Rotary District 7690!

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Hunger Fact of the Day:

People seeking assistance from Second Harvest’s network are diverse. 52 percent are white, 31 percent are black, 11 percent are Hispanic and 6 percent identify as other racial backgrounds. – Source


Today’s sponsor:
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Rotary District 7690. Rotary is a huge organization, with 1.2 million members in thousands of clubs around the world. Rotary District 7690 is located in the central Piedmont region of North Carolina and is comprised of 49 clubs, all of which are active in supporting their communities. One significant effort across the District is the RUSH (Rotarians United to Stop Hunger) program which encourages clubs to raise money and collect food to help feed the hungry. Started just two years ago this program has already raised enough to provide tens of thousands of meals for our communities.


Activity Day 37: Back on the tennis court, and was amazed how good it felt despite the continuing blister problem. To paraphrase Tom Hanks in A League of Their Own, “There’s no crying in tennis! (unless you’re John McEnroe).

Miles walked/run: 6.00 miles. Here’s the screenshot from my FitBit:

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Miles remaining in challenge: 173.47.

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Here are some pictures of Crescent Rotary in action at the Community Cupboard a week after a tornado struck that part of Greensboro.

 

 

Number of Kids Who Qualify for Free/Reduced Meal Program in Schools and Thanks, Crescent Rotary!

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Hunger Fact of the Day:

More than 180,000 children in public schools qualify to participate in the free/reduced school meal program.


Today’s sponsor:
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Crescent Rotary Club. I’m a member of Crescent Rotary Club in Greensboro which does a tremendous amount of work to support the local community. Each year the club’s foundation allocates thousands of dollars to local organizations, including food programs, and our club members volunteer for numerous projects throughout the year. Those projects include serving meals at Potter’s House and supporting the Community Cupboard at East Market Street Seventh Day Adventist Church in Greensboro (pics of that are at the bottom of this post).


Activity Day 36: It ends up that Day 35 took a toll because I didn’t realize I had a hole in one of my socks and that led to me developing a very nice, large blister on the pad of my right foot. So this day was mostly about nursing the foot and the walking I did get in was preparing for our trip out west that begins this coming Friday.

Miles walked/run: 2.13 miles. Here’s the screenshot from my FitBit:

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Miles remaining in challenge: 179.47.

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Here are some pictures of Crescent Rotary in action at the Community Cupboard a week after a tornado struck that part of Greensboro.

Halfway Home – Thanks ProSource Fitness! – and How Many Partners Second Harvest Serves

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Hunger Fact of the Day:

Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC serves as a critical source of food and grocery products for 232 Pantries, 40 Soup Kitchens, and 18 shelters. (Source)


Today’s sponsor:
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ProSource Fitness Equipment is a very strong supporter of Piedmont Triad Apartment Association (my day job), and their point person in our market, Josh Owen, is an active volunteer who recently won PTAA’s Supplier Vendor Partner of the Year Award. They’re also very involved in the community, including PTAA’s Food Drive.

ProSource is a provider of fitness equipment, both commercial and residential, and I can vouch for them personally because I’ve purchased from them for my home gym and have had nothing but a good experience with the equipment and the company.

They donated enough for a week’s worth of sponsorship and Monday was the first day. Much thanks to Josh and the team at ProSource Fitness for supporting the walk (and PTAA’s Food Drive) and for continuing to be leaders in our community!


Activity Day 35: I figured that if a fitness equipment company was going to sponsor me then I better do some serious miles, and we had great weather (finally no humidity!) so it was the perfect day to catch up on some miles. I walked the Bicentennial Greenway from north High Point to Jamestown and back. It was a great walk and I’m glad to be getting some serious mileage in again.

Miles walked/run: 8.84 miles. Here’s the screenshot from my FitBit:

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Miles remaining in challenge: 181.6. I passed the halfway point to my goal with these miles, and I was only one day late! I should be back on pace by Thursday at the latest.

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What Percentage of Adults Served by Second Harvest Have Less Than a High School Education?

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Hunger Fact of the Day:

32% of households seeking food assistance from Second Harvest Food Bank’s partner programs have less than a high school education.


Today’s sponsor:
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Rotarians United to Stop Hunger. I’m a member of Crescent Rotary Club in Greensboro and we are active participants in the Rotarians United to Stop Hunger (RUSH) program in Rotary District 7690 (49 clubs in the central NC Piedmont area), which YTD has collected enough food and money to provide 300,000 meals to the hungry in our community.


Activity Day 34: Today was yard work. Lots and lots of yard work. Lots of sweat, lots of bending and contorting myself into very uncomfortable positions in pursuit of pesky weeds. Thus I got a helluva workout without that many steps, but at least the yard looks good.

Miles walked/run: 3.91 miles. Here’s the screenshot from my FitBit:

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Miles remaining in challenge: 190.4. If I was on pace this would be the day I reach the half-way point for my goal, but I’m behind so it will be at least another day or two before I reach that milestone.

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How Many Households Served by Second Harvest Have Had to Choose Between Food and Housing?

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Hunger Fact of the Day:

64% of households seeking food assistance from Second Harvest Food Bank’s partner programs have had to choose between food and housing.


Today’s sponsor:
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Rotarians United to Stop Hunger. I’m a member of Crescent Rotary Club in Greensboro and we are active participants in the Rotarians United to Stop Hunger (RUSH) program in Rotary District 7690 (49 clubs in the central NC Piedmont area), which YTD has collected enough food and money to provide 300,000 meals to the hungry in our community.


Activity Day 33: The majority of the day was spent at the Spirits of Summer festival in downtown Winston-Salem, which wasn’t conducive to a lot of miles, but it was conducive to several fun miles.

Miles walked/run: 4.39 miles. Here’s the screenshot from my FitBit:

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Miles remaining in challenge: 194.35. Fell a little further behind, but there’s time to make it up this week.

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How Many Households Served by Second Harvest Have at Least One Employed Adult?

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Hunger Fact of the Day:

52% of households seeking food assistance from Second Harvest Food Bank’s partner programs have at least one employed adult.


Today’s sponsor:
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Rotarians United to Stop Hunger. I’m a member of Crescent Rotary Club in Greensboro and we are active participants in the Rotarians United to Stop Hunger (RUSH) program in Rotary District 7690 (49 clubs in the central NC Piedmont area), which YTD has collected enough food and money to provide 300,000 meals to the hungry in our community.


Activity Day 32: The day started with a nice long walk (for him) with the dog, and the plan was to do another long walk after work to start making up for some lost miles, but Mother Nature interfered. Let’s just say that after a few miles it became apparent that “something wicked this way comes” and I skedaddled back to my office to seek shelter. Still, I was at least able to not lose more ground so that’s not bad.

Miles walked/run: 6.04 miles. Here’s the screenshot from my FitBit:

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Miles remaining in challenge: 198.74. Woohoo! Broke the 200-mile mark.

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How Many Food Insecure People Don’t Qualify for Federal Food Programs?

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Hunger Fact of the Day:

Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap shows that 23% of people who are food insecure in NWNC are ineligible for Food and Nutrition Services (formerly Food Stamps), while 24% of food insecure children live in households with incomes that make them ineligible for federal child nutrition programs.


Today’s sponsor:
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Pit Stops for Hope. I met Ray Wright from Pit Stops for Hope at a Second Harvest Food Bank dinner a couple of years ago and have been amazed at what he and his organization have done to invest in children through their aid to food banks and teachers.


Activity Day 31: Ended May with a late night walk and man was it humid! It was almost like you could chew the air it was so thick.  We had a bear sighting a few miles from our neighborhood yesterday, so I was a bit apprehensive but I figured I was sweaty (and smelly) enough that I wouldn’t have been appetizing to the critter so I just put it out of my mind.

Miles walked/run: 5.8 miles. Here’s the screenshot from my FitBit:

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Miles remaining in challenge: 204.78. Closing in on the <200 mile mark!

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