Annual BASH Turkey Run Provides Food for Families
October 01, 2013
Annual BASH Turkey Run Provides Food for Families in Need
Last year, Eagle Leather teamed up with BASH for their annual Turkey Run—a huge success. This year, we’re doing it again! Eagle Leather is a big supporter of BASH and its mission to curb hunger in our community.
BASH rides for charity and collects food and monetary donations to provide a Thanksgiving meal to over 500 Washington families in need. This year’s Turkey Run begins this Saturday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m. Meet up at Eagle Leather Lakewood.
The registration fee for the ride is $20 and food donations are encouraged. There will be a 50/50, many raffle prizes, and prizes for low hand and high hand.
Help us help Washington families in need and have a great time doing it at the Turkey Run!
Washington Hunger Facts: Did you know?
- U.S. Department of Agriculture data released last September indicated that lingering effects of the recession have pulled 75,000 more Washingtonians into hunger.
- Since 2008, the number of hungry families in Washington has jumped 85% from 88,000 to 163,000.
- It is estimated that more than 440,000 children in Washington – 1 in 4 – live in homes that struggle with hunger on a regular basis.
- The state’s hunger rate is at an all-time high of 6.2 percent.
- Recent budget cuts caused more than 11,000 families see their State Food Assistance benefits cut in half July 2011.
- Budget cuts, along with the increasing rate of hunger, have caused increased demand at food banks and other private food providers, making organizations like BASH now more important than ever.
Want to help out even more? You can donate money, food, or volunteer your time at BASH. Just stop by their headquarters at 118 141st St Ct S, Tacoma, WA or call Vickie Houk at 253-380-6534.
You can also support BASH by purchasing their collector pins, magnets, and bows from B & B Boutique. B & B is owned by Vickie’s daughter, and all proceeds go towards the BASH food bank.
Find out more about the BASH Turkey Run on Eagle Leather's Facebook Page!
Everyone at Eagle Leather is looking forward to seeing you on this Saturday in support of BASH!