$60,000. That’s the amount Snack Pak for kids is looking for to feed hungry children during summer break.
Fundraising started today at Marc and Blue’s Magnificent Mud Run.
Still, that didn’t seem to bother the mud run’s coordinators.
Blue Baggett, one of the race’s coordinators says, “Two years in a row the weather has been great with the rain. People always call us and say, ‘Is it going to be canceled?’ The more rain the better for us. Our events are one of those few events where rain makes it better. Our course has got a lot of mud now, which has helped out, makes it easier for us to get it ready.”
Competitors we spoke with said there wasn’t a better way to spend their Saturday morning, especially when it’s for a good cause.
Mike Coble, a race participant says, “Well, its got to feel good! You can do a lot of things that don’t benefit anything but yourself. If you’re doing something that’s benefiting something, especially kids, that’s a win-win deal.”
This event continues to raise awareness for Snack Pak 4 Kids’ fight against childhood hunger.
Jackie Kingston, one of our evening anchors and race participant says, “In our school district, so many kids, more than 60% nearly 70, are on free or reduced lunch. They get a breakfast and a lunch during the week, we know that. Then they go home to who knows what. Then they go home to who knows what for that 72 hours on the weekend.”
The Snack Pak organization isn’t only worrying about feeding kids, but teaching them life skills, including responsibility.
Not long ago, students at Tascosa high school created a new program for the organization called “Snack Shak.”
Dyron Howell, Snack Pak 4 Kids’ Founder says, “We give kids everything that’s brand new, brand name and they have the ability to pick their own menu. Our Tascosa students are one of five finalists for a national recognition from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, AFP.”
If the Tascosa high group is selected as one of the top three, they will submit a proposal and possibly be invited to Washington D.C. for national recognition.