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The Wheat Ridge Police Department and Holy Cross Lutheran Church, along with the help of the Wheat Ridge faith-based community, are hosting this year’s Feed the Future 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at Crown Hill Park starting with registration at 8 a.m., following by the start of the run/walk at 9 a.m.

The event funds the Wheat Ridge Feed the Future Backpack Program, which helps children and their families in need of food over the weekend and on holidays when free lunch programs aren’t available. The program is all-volunteer and 100 percent of the proceeds from the Feed the Future 5k go to support the the purchase of food for the program.

“I hope to see our community come out to Crown Hill Park on Sept. 8 for a short three mile run or walk,” said Chief Dan Brennan. “This is a great cause and helps provide food for children and families right here in Wheat Ridge who otherwise may go hungry. If you can’t make the event, please consider making a donation to support this important community program.”

The Feed the Future Backpack program feeds approximately 400 Wheat Ridge children from Stevens, Kullerstrand, and Pennington Elementary Schools, as well as the Wheat Ridge Head Start program every weekend of the school year.

To register for the event or donate, or for more information, visit www.holycrosswheatridge.org/5k or www.facebook.com/FeedtheFuture5k.