CAMDEN, Del. — The Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation and the New Castle County Farm Bureau will hold their fifth annual 5K Milk Run/Walk on May 13 at the Middletown High School, 120 Silver Lake Road, Middletown, Del., to benefit The Ministry of Caring’s “Milk For Children Fund.” Net proceeds from the event will go to help MOC’s Emmanuel Dining Room serve a nutritious glass of milk to every child in need who walks through their doors. A secondary beneficiary is The Neighborhood House Inc. in Middletown, a United Way partner agency which helps struggling families get back on their feet.
Note this is a new location necessitated by DelDOT’s Route 301 construction. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m. Entry fee for runners or walkers who register by May 10 is $20. Registration after May 10 through the day of the race is $25. Free t-shirts will be given to all pre-registered runners/walkers.
The public is invited to participate or to watch the race. There will be live animals to see and ice cream available to keep you cool.
During the past four years, 700 runners and walkers have participated in the event, raising awareness of the critical need for more milk for less fortunate children in the local community. Almost $75,000 has been raised in this effort to buy milk for children in Delaware.
The Delaware Farm Bureau established the Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation in 2013 to build awareness, understanding and positive public perception about Delaware’s farm operations and fresh local food. The foundation also raises funds to provide educational materials, grants, scholarships and to feed hungry Delawareans.
To register for the Milk Run 5K Run/Walk or to make an online donation, visit www.races2run.com/milk-run. For information about the race or if you wish to be a named sponsor, contact Laura Simpson at the Delaware Farm Bureau at 302-697-3183 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Find additional information on Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation, visit defb.org. For more information on the beneficiary organizations, visit www.ministryofcaring.org or www.neighborhoodhse.org.
— Delaware Farm Bureau