AMARILLO -- Pantexans hit the road today in an effort to raise awareness about hunger in the Texas Panhandle in the third annual Pantex Run Against Hunger.
This years route was even longer, running from White Deer to Amarillo for a 65-mile trip.
Byron Logan and Randy Stokes, officers in the Safeguards & Security Division at Pantex, will again embark on a long-distance trek through parts of the Panhandle, ending at the High Plains Food Bank, 815 Ross Street, Amarillo.
Starting in White Deer, the pair will bike on Highway 60 through Panhandle and over to Highland Park Schools, where they will begin an approximately 20-mile run to the Food Bank. Other Pantexans are expected to join them along the route, some during the bike ride and others during the run. They will be followed by a Bearcat, which is an armored vehicle used by Security Police Officers at Pantex.
"Randy and I wanted to do something to help people in our community who are struggling," Logan said. "We run long distances, and we wanted to use that skill to raise awareness about hunger in our area."
The Run Against Hunger began in 2011 with a 30-mile run from Pantex to the Food Banks food drive at United Market Street. Last year the pair added a 40-mile bike ride, visiting with students at Panhandle and Highland Park schools.
The food bank is continuing to accept donations of food and cash. The food bank can take a donation of $5 and stretch it into $50 of food. The top needs this year are green beans, canned soups, canned mixed vegetables, bagged rice and sweet peas.
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