Foodbank Fun Run aims to help fill Society shelves

In an average month, the Basket Society serves 3,200 bowls of soup, 2,300 sandwiches and supplies 420 hampers.

An inter-denominational Foodbank Fun Run, scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 22 at the Cowichan Secondary School track, aims to help the Cowichan Valley Basket Society food bank.

In an average month, the Basket Society serves 3,200 bowls of soup, 2,300 sandwiches and supplies 420 hampers.

On Sunday, there’s something for everyone.

Registration opens at 12:30 p.m. and the cost to take part is $10 per person or $20 per family.

Seniors, handicapped walkers or families with young children can join Penny the Owl for an easy four-lap stroll around the track with your pooch in the Family Walk starting at 1 p.m.

At 1:45 p.m., you and your family can get your picture taken with members of the Cowichan Valley Capitals and, at 1:55, there will be draws for prizes.

There is also face painting and Duncan Rotary Club’s barbecue on site.

Later, those who are as fit as a fiddle can join organizers in a five kilometre Run for God starting at 2 p.m. Even if you have difficulty walking you can still join in as a spectator and cheer on the participants.

These are not races, however; the real winner is the foodbank, said organizers.

Why not bring non-perishable food items as well and help fill a huge Christmas hamper for the foodbank.

Check out the basket website at for preferred items. The goal is to raise $4,000 and collect 500 non-perishable food items.

Just before 3 p.m., the Basket Society’s Colleen Fuller will speak to the crowd and then a cheque for the event’s proceeds will be presented to her.

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