Sherwood Park asked to take to the pavement for area food bank

October 19, 2018 by  

The holidays can be a tough time for some, and a Sherwood Park event will see members of the public lace up their sneakers and hit the pavement so everyone can have food on their table.

Turkeys on the Trail will be back for its third year, and it has grown so much that its organizers have had to find a larger venue. This year, it will be staged at the Beverly Heights Community Hall.

The race will include 25, 10, and 5km options, as well as a 1km kids run. Sponsors will have booths set up to browse through before and after the run, and there will also be a pop-up mini market, along with food and beverages. Music and prize draws are also planned, and the goal is to both raise funds and have a great time.

To make sure that the event helps as many people as possible, the planners are not asking for an entry fee. Instead, they have asked that everyone who wants to get involved in the activity being along a turkey or other food donation to the Edmonton Food Bank. Cash donations will also be welcome. These will be utilized in filling hampers that will be delivered to people in need. A full list of items that are most needed can be prepared by a food pantry for an event like this, and it can be included in the promotional products, such as posters and flyers, used to market it.

Turkeys on the Trail will be held on December 13. Everyone is welcome to be a part of this community-building event.