Meals On Wheels of Tampa held their inagural 5K, Fun Run & Music Fest on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The Meals On Wheels High School Leadership Board (HSLB) hosted this event to raise awareness of senior hunger in Tampa and to collect funds to be able to purchase an emergency safety kit, which will include a radio and flashlight, for all 800 senior and homebound neighbors served each day.
The event this year was developed in direct response to Hurricane Irma and its effects on our seniors and homebound neighbors, as many did not have power for days.
Over 200 runners participates in the events that took place along the Tampa Riverwalk. Medals were awarded to all participants, with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals going to the fastest runners in each age group. All Fun Run participants received a ribbon.
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