Courage: Running a half marathon and standing in line at a food pantry.

February 16, 2010 § Leave a comment

During one of our recent Mobile Food Pantry distributions at the Alternative Learning Center (ALC) in East Austin, we served 221 families, 1,216 individuals. Food included apples, potatoes, onions, macaroni & cheese, chicken tenders, tortillas, milk, mixed vegetables, green beans, mixed fruit, spaghetti & sauce, beans and rice, and much more.

Clients waiting in line and Christina helping with the food distribution.

Christina Vara, CAFB Community Relations Assistant, volunteered at this distribution to help mentally prepare her for the half marathon this past weekend, (she ran on behalf of the Food Bank) and had this to say about her marathon experience:

“It seems odd, but the realization of what I’d accomplished didn’t hit me until halfway through mile 12. The totality of training nearly four months, setting out to achieve something I previously thought impossible, overcoming injury, interacting with clients at the Mobile Food Pantry distribution and exceeding my fundraising goal suddenly became overwhelming to the point of taking my breath away. It was an experience I’ll never forget.

A huge thank-you to everyone who supported me throughout this journey. Your support, both financially and otherwise, helped me raise $360 to nourish our hungry neighbors.”

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