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Red Gold’s Crush Hunger Saturday Event Raises Over $30K to Fight Hunger

by Lydia Gray | Oct 29, 2014
For the third year in a row, the Run to Crush Hunger, united local communities to promote healthy and active lifestyles, while fighting hunger in Central Indiana.
 
     

ELWOOD, Ind.  (Oct. 28, 2014)
Today, Red Gold announced the Red Gold Run to Crush Hunger raised $32,898.45 to benefit local charities. For the third year in a row, the Run to Crush Hunger, united local communities to promote healthy and active lifestyles, while fighting hunger in Central Indiana. The event, located in downtown Elwood, drew a crowd of more than 700 participants from 81 different cities and five states. All of the proceeds from the race will benefit The Morrisett Center, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Habitat for Humanity.

Since the race’s inception in 2012, more than $60,000 has been raised in the effort to fight hunger in Hoosier communities. “The Morrisett Center serves about 1,000 people a month and this donation will greatly increase our ability to serve those people and help those in our community with the needs that they have for food,” said Ron Becker, Director of the Morrisett Center Food Pantry.

‘Crush Hunger Saturday’, which included the 3rd Annual Run to Crush Hunger, 29th Annual Red Gold Chili Cook-Off, Colts Blue Saturday and the events first Indiana Craft Beer and Wine Garden. In total, the event hit record numbers in donations with more than 2,500 people in attendance and great community participation. “We were so pleased at the turnout for the event and the amount of funds that were raised to support feeding hungry people in Indiana. It generated over 120,000 meals to help people who are struggling to feed their families,” said Tim Kean, President & CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank.

As the event was graced with nearly perfect weather for a fall feast of running, chili and CRUSHING Hunger, the company is excited to carry on the tradition in 2015. The second Saturday of every October will continue to be the date for this fun-filled family weekend every year.  “Crush Hunger Saturday was an eventful day for everyone who participated, and Red Gold is extremely proud to host an event with such an important cause,” said Colt Reichart, 4th Generation Owner of Red Gold.  “The participants, sponsors, community involvement and volunteers were the recipe for success.”  Special thanks go out to the Elwood police department and other city services for all of their efforts.  For more information, visit RedGold5krun.com.   

Four generations of the Reichart family have been producing Red Gold premium quality tomato products in Indiana since 1942.  Exceptional quality and operational excellence are the shared values that contributed to the employee-created mission statement: “To produce the freshest, best tasting tomato products in the world.” Visit www.RedGoldTomatoes.com and www.Facebook.com/RedGold for special offers and delicious tomato recipes.

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