Moria Osario with diploma.

Run to Feed the Hungry profile: Moria Osario

Published: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 2B
Last Modified: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 - 6:30 pm

When Moria Osario was 4, her mother was using a wheelchair and her father left the family.

Osario grew up caring for her mom, dropped out of high school and took a series of jobs caring for the disabled.

By age 36, with children of her own, Osario enrolled at the Institute of Technology to get a billing and coding license. Before she could get her license she learned she needed a GED high school-equivalency certificate.

Osario found the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services' adult education program and, with tutoring help, was able to pass the GED exams. She is now ready to earn her license and get a résumé out.

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

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