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 The race is part of the food bank’s Hunger Action Month events

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Sept. 11, 2023 – Treasure Coast Food Bank is hosting its 3rd Annual Out Run Hunger 5K on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Causeway Cove Marina in Fort Pierce. The event is held each September in conjunction with Hunger Action Month, a nationwide effort to raise awareness and inspire action to end hunger in the United States.  The event goal is $25,000, which will provide 200,000 meals.

Community members can register as individuals or as part of a team and top fundraisers will receive a prize. Participants will receive a t-shirt, finisher medal, chip timing, and more. Along with the race, there will be music, vendors, and raffles to enjoy with friends and family members. Packet pickup will be held Friday, Sept. 15, from 4-7 p.m. at Cobbs Landing in Fort Pierce.

“The Out Run Hunger 5K is an opportunity for those in the community to come out and turn their passion into support of Treasure Coast Food Bank,” said Judith Cruz, President and CEO of Treasure Coast Food Bank. “For more than 35 years, we’ve continued to celebrate this community spirit. Last year, volunteers in our community spent over 37,000 hours donating their time. The Out Run Hunger 5k is a great time to make a commitment to take action to end hunger on the Treasure Coast.”

The race and all other Hunger Action Month events are made possible by the 18-person Hunger Action Month Committee. For event registration and to learn more about Hunger Action Month, visit


Treasure Coast Food Bank is the only food bank and largest hunger relief organization on Florida’s Treasure Coast, providing the community each year with millions of meals valued at more than $50 million through robust programs and in partnership with 300 charitable organizations in Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Okeechobee counties. In addition to emergency food distribution, Treasure Coast Food Bank operates a full roster of direct service programs that not only solve the immediate problem of hunger, but help individuals and families gain long-term food security, better health outcomes, and self-sufficiency. Treasure Coast Food Bank is a Partner Food Bank of Feeding America, the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. For more information on Treasure Coast Food Bank, or follow us @TCFoodbank on Facebook  or Twitter.