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Released 13 July 2012

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Run/Walk to Support Salvation Army Food Pantry

Wauwatosa, WI  (July 6, 2012) In 2010 one in seven Americans didn’t have enough to eat; 10% of individuals in Wisconsin live in poverty and $1.4 billion is the cost of hunger in Wisconsin each year. On Saturday, July 14th you can help.  Signup today for a 5K run/2K walk to raise funds and collect non-perishable food items for The Salvation Army Food Pantry for Southern Milwaukee County. The Stomp Out Hunger Run/Walk will take place at St. Mary’s and St. Altonious Coptic Orthodox Church, 1521 W. Drexel Ave., Oak Creek. 

The 5K run will begin at 8:00 a.m.and the 2 K walk starts at 8:30 a.m., to register visit Early bird registration fee to the run is $20; the walk is $15; Day of run the fee is $23; the day of the walk is $18. 

Please bring non-perishable food items, registration fee will benefit The Salvation Army Oak Creek Food Pantry, additional donations are appreciated and are tax-deductable.  Participant packets can be picked up on Friday, July 13th from 5-8 pm or Saturday, July 14th 30 minutes before the Walk/Run begins.  Walk/Runparticipants can enjoy free admission to the Taste of Egypt Festival.

This is event is sponsored by St. Mary & St. Altonious Coptic Orthodox Church and the Taste of Egypt Festival. Join us rain or shine and help Stomp Out Hunger!


About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. Nationally, approximately 84 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to

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