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2023 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.

Save the date: Fight Hunger Fair and 5K!
Sunday, September 17, 2023
Canton Village Park

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

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 newly combined GardenShare event, it brings together the presentation of the 2023 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 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? Contact us at or 315-261-8054!

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

How to Get Involved:

  1. Registration for the event opens Thursday, August 17th, 2023 at
  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 dashboard
  6. On September 17, come to Canton Village Park located in Canton, NY 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, tag us in your social media posts and use #FightHunger5k, and/or upload photos and results directly through

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 Sponsors: Corning Foundation, Stauffer Farms, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, TJ Toyota, Stewart's Shops, and Brookfield

Partnership Sponsors: NuMed, One Steep Tea

Friend Sponsors: Atlantic Testing Laboratories, Bill Rapp Chevrolet Buick of Ogdensburg, Casella Waste Management of NY, Cooper Electric, Community Bank, S&L Electric Inc., Five Elements Living, Seacomm, Potsdam Specialty Paper Inc., SaveALot, Sandstone Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, CDPHP, and J C Merriman

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