ZANESVILLE, OH- Thanksgiving is all about being thankful and being with your friends and family but some people can’t enjoy Thanksgiving due to low income and food insecurity.
Rotary International, Grace Church and Eastside Community Ministry partnered to host the annual Race For Grace. The Thanksgiving run was back in person this morning as runners and walkers traveled through downtown Zanesville. Race Director Matt Schreiber said that the Funds raised from the registration will go to programs supported by Rotary and Eastside to fight hunger.
“The money raised today will all go towards fighting food insecurity in the community through Eastside Community Ministry’s Food Pantry and Rotary Club of Zanesville Healthy Body Healthy Mind, which sends food bags home with students over different breaks so they have some security and food for those times when they’re at home.”
For some, the race is a great way to start off the day of giving thanks. Runner Lisa Lynn and Runner Steve Vickers discussed about what their favorite part of Race For Grace was.
“I’d say the beginning, it’s great to see everybody here you know getting out at the start, everyone having a lot of fun energy for the big day to enjoy.”
“Just the community atmosphere, the community getting together and doing stuff for others on a day to give thanks.”
The Race for Grace 5-K is in its 15th year.