March 12, 2015

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Walk And Ride (W.A.R.) Against Hunger

W.A.R. Against Hunger Online Registration                      W.A.R. Against Hunger Registration Form

On Saturday, June 6, 2015, Rainbow Kitchen Community Services & UPMC Health Plan will host the 11th annual W.A.R. (Walk And Ride) Against Hunger.  The W.A.R. Against Hunger, which is Rainbow Kitchen’s major annual fundraising event, is a walk/bicycle ride along the Great Allegheny Passage Trail in Homestead at the Waterfront .  Our goal is to raise money in support of our efforts to eliminate hunger in our community, while also raising participants’ awareness of the benefits of incorporating health and wellness practices into their daily routine.  A Health & Wellness Expo held during the event will provide participants with information about healthy lifestyle choices and practices.

Rainbow Kitchen provides a vital safety net for hungry children, struggling families, low-income elderly, ill, homeless and disabled individuals, and growing numbers of people who are unemployed or among the working poor.  Please support Rainbow Kitchen’s efforts to help your neighbors in need … and join us in the W.A.R. Against Hunger!

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT THE W.A.R. AGAINST HUNGER:

  • Register to participate in the event, and collect pledge contributions (see below for registration and pledge contribution information)
  • Make a donation or pledge contribution: Click on the Donate button above (please note W.A.R. Against Hunger in the “purpose” field to designate your contribution)
  • Purchase an ad or line of greeting in our event program book  W.A.R. Against Hunger Event Book Order Form
  • Sponsorship opportunities are also available, starting as low as $500 for a Mile Marker Sponsorship.  Please call Donna Little at 412-464-1892 for information on sponsorship levels and benefits.

REGISTRATION

An Early-Bird Registration fee of $10 for adults and $5 for youth & students is available through May 16, 2015. After May 16, the registration fee is $15 for adults and $10 for youth (age 18 and under) and students.  Please note that children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

LOGISTICS

Event will commence in The Pump House parking lot located at the Waterfront in Homestead, and will utilize the Great Allegheny Passage trail. Free parking for all participants will be available. The Great Allegheny Passage trail begins at The Pump House and can be taken to multiple destinations including Duquesne and McKeesport. A rest station with food and refreshments will be available along the trail.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Registration/Health & Wellness Expo Begin             9:00 am

Welcome/Walk And Ride Begins                                10:00 am

Prize Drawing                                                                  12:30 pm

PLEDGES & PRIZES

Participants are encouraged to raise pledge contributions in support of Rainbow Kitchen’s mission. All pledge contributions collected are due upon registration on the day of the event.  All participants will receive a free W.A.R. Against Hunger t-shirt and one ticket for the prize drawing.  Additional tickets will be awarded based on the total amount of pledge money turned in at, or in advance of, event registration. (One additional prize drawing ticket for each $25 in pledge contributions received.)

Prizes typically include hotel getaways, Pittsburgh sports teams memorabilia, gift baskets, gift certificates for restaurants, goods, and services … and more!  You will receive a form for recording your pledge contributions, along with your registration acknowledgment. Or download the W.A.R. Against Hunger Pledge Contribution Form

If you need additional information about the W.A.R. Against Hunger, please call Rainbow Kitchen Community Services at 412-464-1892.  We hope to see you on June 6th!