Fight Hunger 5K

Fight Hunger 5K

Save the date! The third annual Fight Hunger 5K will be held

Sunday, September 17, 2017

at the Remington Trail in Canton.


Volunteers organize the 5K and to ensure another successful event, the planning starts now!

Event overview:

The Fight Hunger 5K is a fundraising walk – run where participants secure sponsors for their participation. Participants may then walk or run the 5K course. An honor system timing mechanism will be provided for runners who are interested in being timed, but it is not a race. Participants may secure sponsors via an online platform or with a paper pledge form. Participants are asked to bring sponsorships secured via cash or check to the event. Teams of participants from schools, churches, businesses, or other organizations are encouraged. Prizes are given for the top fundraising individual and team. In addition, corporate sponsors support this event.

Committee role:

Plan and organize event recruitment activities and logistics. Maximize the fundraising value of the event by engaging business sponsors and recruiting participants who will raise money. Work within the event budget to minimize expenses, including securing donations of needed supplies. Coordinate with GardenShare Board of Directors and staff.

Anticipated committee meeting schedule:
· Monthly meetings April to July
· Bi-weekly meetings August to September
· One follow-up debrief meeting after the event

If you could give some volunteer hours to this event, please get in touch - 315-261-8054 or




Highlights of the Second annual Fight Hunger 5K held in September 2016


Thank you to everyone who made GardenShare's second annual Fight Hunger 5K a success! Over 100 people turned out to run or walk the 5K course and, together with the business sponsors, they raised more than $8,000 to support GardenShare's mission of solving the problem of hunger in St. Lawrence County. The funds raised will help low and moderate-income people access fresh, locally grown food and in the process, support our local farmers. It's a "win-win" kind of thing!

The top fundraising individual for the 2016 Fight Hunger 5K was John O'Connor who raised $408 and was recognized with a basket of local food donated by several area farms, including Squeak Creek Apiaries, Sweetcore Farm, and Tupper's Hilltop Maple Treats. Mr. O'Connor is in training for the Chicago Marathon and asked people to sponsor him to both celebrate his birthday and the upcoming marathon.

The top fundraising team for the 2016 Fight Hunger 5K was SLU sorority Kappa Delta Sigma who raised, in total, $255. This group will get a pizza party, donated by Clarkson Catering Services by ARAMARK, as a reward.

Giant thanks to the presenting sponsors for the Fight Hunger 5K: St. Lawrence Health Systems and Stauffer Farms. Both have been ongoing and generous supporters of GardenShare's work. They were joined at the Fight Hunger 5K by the following friend sponsors: Curran Renewable Energy, Hyde-Stone Mechanical Contractors, KM Golf Academy, North Country Savings Bank, Ole Deckside, Save-a-Lot, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union, and Tupper Lake Supply. In addition, there were generous in-kind donations from ProAct and Save-a-Lot.

And of course, thank you and congratulations to the hard-working team of volunteers who put this event together and who were there doing whatever needed to be done on Sunday! Each of you exemplifies what community is all about! 

Photos of the 2016 Fight Hunger 5K