From small ideas, big things can grow. This was the case more than 20 years ago when Gaylord Walker first brought the proposal to Father Madigan for the Run to Feed the Hungry as a way to help those less fortunate in the Sacramento community. Since then, that inaugural run in 1994 has blossomed into, well, for lack of a better word,… a happening. This year almost 30,000 people braved the chilly, early morning Thanksgiving Day weather to take part in the event, a far cry from the 784 people who showed up for the first Run in 1994. And once again, Creekside, with 65 of our workers, friends, and families participating, was one of the top ten groups,
“Giving back to the community is important to us, and this has become annual event our people really look forward to,” said Dave Sosner, Creekside CEO. “As for the knitted turkey beanies, well that’s just an added bonus.”
Whether you’re a diehard runner or just out for an early morning stroll, at Creekside, we feel this is a fun event and a great way to make a difference. While the final numbers are not yet in, the Run will likely raise over $900,000 for Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, a local, non-profit agency committed to serving individuals and families in need.