Bennie Manning Jr.

Run to Feed the Hungry profile: Bennie Manning Jr.

Published: Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 2B
Last Modified: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 - 6:31 pm

For 19 years, 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.

Bennie Manning Jr. is a divorced father of four and is looking for work. He says that the fresh fruit and bags of groceries he receives each month from the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services have been a godsend, and that he appreciates the sense of community and support he receives from staff, volunteers and others receiving services from the food bank. Manning, 39, says there are always lots of smiles to greet folks when they come to the food bank, and a smile always helps one forget a bad day.

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: 25,000-28,000

Register: Go online to www.runtofeedthehungry.com 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 www.sacramentofoodbank.org.

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