As the only food bank in west central Wisconsin, Feed My People distributes
125,000+ pounds of food a week and 7 million pounds a year to local
agencies. We are a cost effective way to provide pantries, community tables,
and shelters enough food so thousands of people can be helped each month.
Monday, July 20, 2015
Not a Big Deal?
79 miles. That's how far Mike Vavra, Smokehouse Manager for Gordy's Market is going to run in support of Feed My People and the upcoming FMP auction organized by Gordy's. Yes you read it correctly - 79 miles!
Mike is hoping to raise $1,000 for Feed My People through sponsorships from the community. To date he has raised $334.
He will start from Gordys Market in Ladysmith at 8:00 P.M. the night before and hopes to get to the auction the next day around noon. "I'm just a small part of trying to raise the money," he shared. "I want to help out. The people that need the food are suffering every day so if I suffer for one day, it's not that big a deal."
But it is a big deal. A big deal to all those who know Mike. A big deal to all of us who can't even fathom what it takes to run 79 miles.
Most important, it's a big deal to families in our community who struggle with hunger. His amazing efforts, along with those of the donors, volunteers and staff who are working to make the auction successful, will put food on their table and smiles on their faces.
A big deal indeed.
To sponsor Mike visit his online site.
See the interview with WEAU.