The Hungry Hustle Ugly Sweater 5k Fun Run is a fundraiser event hosted in support of Tan’s Treats, Inc, a 501c3 non-profit based in Washington County, Utah that feeds hungry children on weekends when school food programs are not available.
In this holiday spirited 5k Fun Run we you will to “Hustle” in an effort to keep children from being “Hungry”.
Event Details and Schedule
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Where: Crosby Family Confluence Park
2099 S Convention Center Dr, St. George, UT
9:00am – Food Drive begins at Confluence Park. Food drop off is available until 3:00pm.
9:00am – Packet pick-up and festivities begin.
10:30am – Hungry Hustle 5k begins.
The primary purpose of this event is to raise funds in order to provide food to children in need.
Every year, hunger affects millions of Americans and the state of Utah is not exempt from the problem.
In Utah, 1 in 5 children face hunger.
In Washington County, 875 families with a child in school are considered “Homeless”.
Washington County has 25 Elementary schools, of which 13 are considered Title One schools, meaning that over 65% of the students qualify for free or reduced lunch.
Childhood hunger is a serious issue that Tan’s Treats believes can be solved. We are doing everything we can to fight hunger but we can’t do it alone.
More Info From Tan’s Treats:
“Tan’s Treats is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the children in our community. Each year thousands of children in the United States get out of school for the weekend and return home to a less than adequate supply of food. Their needs during the week are being met with school breakfast and lunch but they are left to go hungry over the weekend. As an organization we coordinate food efforts together with their schools to get them guaranteed weekend meals. Science has proven children who are hungry have a much harder time performing well in school and we believe every student deserves a fair chance at succeeding and that no child should go hungry.”