Many of you have supported FACT's soup kitchen in East Orange in the past through helping with our fundraising efforts, volunteering, donations, and by donating to my Battle Against Hunger bike rides in the past.
This year, I'm not riding, but RUNNING for FACT! Yes, I've achieved the impossible--that is, convincing my daughter Jessica to run the Portland Marathon with me on October 5, 2014 (and those of you who recall her grueling single season of VHS cross country know how truly miraculous this is!)
UPDATE: I will be doing the Battle Against Hunger Ride too! So your donation goes to both the run AND the ride!
Can we do it? HELL YES!!!!!
Do we want to do it? HELL NO!!!!!!
But the number of guests coming to our soup kitchen in East Orange continues to rise, and food costs have literally doubled since we started FACT 4 years ago. So we're going to run 26.2 miles together to continue the mission of FACT--to feed the hungry in an atmosphere of kindness, compassion, and friendship.
I would be remiss if I did not mention the loss a few months ago of the giving and kind man who started Battle Against Hunger. Chuck Inman's spirit is with us every time we serve our guests. He is sorely missed by all who had the good fortune to know him.
Chuck, my friend, this one's for you