Andrea Edwards, left, with daughter-in-law Camay Law-Taylor

Run to Feed the Hungry profile: Andrea Edwards

Published: Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 2B
Last Modified: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 - 6:31 pm

For 19 years, the Run to Feed the Hungry has generated money for programs of the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services. Between now and Thanksgiving, we'll bring you stories of local folks who benefited from Food Bank & Family Services programs.

After enduring an abusive husband and a nervous breakdown, Andrea Edwards says she lost her job as a supervisor at a bank, turned to alcohol to deal with her problems and ended up living on and off the streets for 20 years. In May 2011, Edwards says she finally found a sense of stability in the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services' monthly distribution of groceries and its adult education program, where Edwards now uses the program's computers, phone and fax to look for work.

Thanksgiving Day Run to Feed the Hungry

Start time: 10K - 8:30 a.m.; timed 5K - 9 a.m.; untimed 5K and walkers - immediately after the 5K run.

Where: The J Street entrance to California State University, Sacramento.

How far: 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk and 10K (6.2 mile) run

Expected number of participants: 25,000 to 28,000

Register: Go online to until Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 11:59 p.m. or register in person at the REI at 1790 Expo Parkway, Sacramento, Nov. 17-21.

Cost: Pre-registration for adults: $35 untimed; $40 timed. Kids 15 and under: $20 untimed; $25 timed. Registration increases by $5 on race day, with no timing available.

Pickup: Packet pickup at the Expo Parkway REI Nov. 17-21, during store hours.

Other ways to contribute: Go online at

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