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2022 Fight Hunger Fair and 5K

Purple and green plants, close-up. Northrop's Hilltop Nursery and Landscaping. Massena, NY.

Image courtesy of the Farm-to-Table Initiative led by Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County.

Registration is open for the Fight Hunger Fair and 5K!

September is Hunger Action Month and in St. Lawrence County, hunger action is still needed. 

LOCATION CHANGE - The event and 5K are moved to Leithead Fieldhouse, St. Lawrence University, 100 Park St., Canton NY due to the weather

GardenShare is a Canton-based non-profit organization which promotes a local food system that ensures food security for all St. Lawrence County residents. The Fight Hunger Fair & 5K is a new combined GardenShare event, it brings together the presentation of the 2022 Growing Community Award, Hunger Action Month activities, and GardenShare’s annual Fight Hunger 5K. 

This will be a fun and family-friendly community event to bring awareness of food justice work in St. Lawrence County. Before, during and after the 5K run/walk, there will be educational games and activities centered around food system awareness, a story walk, and live music, as well as tabling of community partners who strive to alleviate local hunger and food insecurity. Want more information on the Fight Hunger Fair? Visit GardenShare for a full Fight Hunger Fair overview. 

Your registration and participation helps support GardenShare’s mission of increasing access to healthy, nutritious local food for our North Country neighbors. Sign up today to Fight Hunger!

How to Get Involved:

  1. Registration for the event opens August 12th at https://runsignup.com/fighthunger5k
  2. Refer your friends by sharing your unique link on social media (you’ll get this link after you register)
  3. Fundraise for the event - this can be done individually or as a team. Grab your friends, family, or coworkers and fundraise together!
  4. If you're unable to participate, consider donating to an individual or team. 
  5. See who else is participating using the RunSignup.com dashboard
  6. On September 18, come to tLeithead Fieldhouse, St. Lawrence University, 100 Park St. (Changed location from orginal place) in Canton to participate in the 5K! If participating virtually, print out your digital bib and Fight Hunger from wherever you are.

Be sure to email photos to info@gardenshare.org, tag us in your social media posts and use #FightHunger5k, and/or upload photos and results directly through RunSignup.com.

We are also encouraging virtual 5K participation for anyone who would prefer to participate that way! Whether you'll be out of town that weekend or you're going to be running the 5K on your own time, you can still support GardenShare.

This event is brought to you by our generous sponsors: 

Premier Sponsor: Brookfield Renewable; Corning Foundation; EDF Renewables; Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Partnership Sponsors: NuMED for Children; S & L ElectricSt. Lawrence Health; Stauffer Family Farm

Friend Sponsors: Adon Farms; Bill Rapp Chevrolet Buick of Ogdensburg; Casella Waste Management of NYClaxton-Hepburn Medical CenterFive Elements Living & Apothecary Chocolates; Linden Law FirmPinto Mucenski Hooper VanHouse & Co.; Save A LotSeaComm; St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union; Slic Network Solutions; and Sandstone Family Dentistry

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5K Logo, white and green 5K in a black circle surrounded by the text GardenShare, Fight Hunger, Healthy Food, Healthy Farms, Everybody Eats