Culver’s restaurant in Sidney, Ohio, is hosting its 4th annual Turkey Trot to benefit the Alpha Center and the Holy Angels Soup Kitchen.
The Turkey Trot is a 5K Run/Walk for anyone wanting to actively help the needy in the community. It is a non-competitive event. This means you can be as lazy as me, walk the entire thing and not feel too bad. Actually, I haven’t decided if I will be participating or not yet, but I plan on donating food regardless.
Race Day is on Thanksgiving, which is November 25, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.
There will be a Pre-registration Fundraiser Night on November 22, 2010, from 5-8 p.m. at Culver’s. Also, 10% of all purchases on November 22nd will be donated to the local food pantry and soup kitchen. Even if you don’t like to run (or walk), be sure to eat at Culver’s on November 22 to help out.
Culver’s will also be accepting donated food items for the entire month of November. Bonus: Get a FREE custard when you donate two food items. Trust me, Culver’s frozen custard is very good.
The Turkey Trot starts in the parking lot behind The First Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Miami, downtown Sidney. Culver’s restaurant is located at 2575 Michigan St., Sidney, Ohio.
Instead of a registration fee, participants are asked to bring non-perishable food items for local food banks.
What are the most needed items?
According to the flyer from Culver’s, here are the most needed items to donate:
Boxed/Dry Goods: Bisquick mixes, oatmeal, baking mixes, corn meal, dry beans, pasta, rice, and pancake and bread mixes
Meat Group: Canned chili, canned stew, canned fish, canned meat, and condensed or chunky soups
Fruits and Vegetables: Canned vegetables, canned fruits, canned juices and instant potatoes.
Foods to Make a Meal: Macaroni and cheese, alphabet soup, chicken noodle soup, canned pasta combos, instant oatmeal, peanut butter, apple chips
Healthy Snacks: Cereal grain bars, applesauce packs, pudding packs, cheese or peanut butter, cracker combos, dry packed meat products, individual fruit cup packs, popcorn, oatmeal cookies, and graham crackers
Beverages: Individual juice carton packs, sports beverages, cocoa mixes to mix with water, flavored mixes for milk, and lemonade mix
Personal Care Items: Toothpaste and toothbrush, shampoo and soap
If you live nearby, consider donating to Culver’s, eating there on November 22, or participating in the 2010 Turkey Trot. If you live too far away, remember that just about every town has a local food bank that desperately needs donations right now and throughout the year. With more people in need and fewer people able to give, every little bit helps.
If you have any other questions, you can call Culver’s at 937-493-0015 or visit culvers.com.
Culver’s restaurant in Sidney, Ohio
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