Miles remaining in challenge: 63.39
With one gift, you can nourish a child and fuel an adventure. Our circle of champions for kids is matching all gifts dollar-for-dollar. Your generous gift today will have double the impact in the life of a child. https://t.co/6pcFomoopq pic.twitter.com/4yJ4d4SB6T
— Second Harvest Food Bank (@nwncfoodbank) June 22, 2018
Finally, we reached another milestone: less than 100 miles left for me to make the 367 challenge goal!
Miles remaining in challenge: 93.5
LGBT people are disproportionately food insecure — meaning a larger percentage of this group doesn’t have enough money to feed their family or themselves, relative to the general population. #feedingchangehttps://t.co/rY5cgdQ109 pic.twitter.com/00tbcs1eaA
— Second Harvest Food Bank (@nwncfoodbank) June 19, 2018
Miles remaining in challenge: 100.56
Activity Day 4: When your better half has an unexpected and kinda scary medical event you don’t do anything but take care of her, so that’s what I did.
Activity Day 5: I was supposed to be in Florida helping my mom pack up her house, but due to the events of Day 4 she recruited someone else. So I made sure my better half was in solid shape and headed to Salem Lake for a walk/run.
Miles walked/run: 12.72 miles. Here’s the screenshot from my FitBit:
Miles remaining in challenge: 337.42
Today’s sponsor: Crescent Rotary Club (via my contribution. The members of this club do a tremendous amount of good for our community.
This article in the Greensboro News & Record has a lot of disheartening statistics:
In the past 10 years, the state (North Carolina) has gone from the 26th-highest poverty rate in the country to the 11th. One in 4 children are living in poverty.
At the same time, 1 in 5 people in the city of Greensboro live in poverty — that’s considered to be having an annual income of less than $24,000 for a family of four…
Of the Second Harvest Food Bank’s 400 partner networks, 90 are in the greater Greensboro area, including the Greensboro Urban Ministry. Second Harvest is one of a handful of regional food banks in the state.
In 2009, the group distributed 7.9 million pounds of food. This past year, the group distributed 25 million pounds of food.
You might be tired of reading about the food drive to benefit Second Harvest at my day job, but when given the state of affairs around here it would be immoral not to remind everyone that there is a readily available way to help.