After being laid off during the height of the recession and unable to find another job in Kansas City, Mo., April Hewlett, a single mother, moved with her family to Sacramento to live with a sister.
She found work in Sacramento but nothing steady.
While at the unemployment office Hewlett saw a flier from Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services with information on free computer classes and résumé building.
With the assistance of volunteers at the food bank, Hewlett had a new résumé and within two weeks landed a job as an assistant manager at Gluten Free Specialty.
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.
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: 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 to www.runtofeedthehungry.com until 11:59 p.m. Nov. 20 or register in person at the REI at 1790 Expo Parkway, Sacramento, Nov. 17-21.
Cost: Pre-registration for adults: $35 untimed; $40 timed. Children 15 and under: $20 untimed; $25 timed. Registration increases by $5 on race day, with no timing available.
Pickup: Packets at Expo Parkway REI, Nov. 17-21, during store hours
Street closures: Check the course map at runtofeedthehungry.com/course/default.htm
Other ways to contribute: Go to www.sacramentofoodbank.org