Turkey Trot to benefit church’s Beans and Rice Food Pantry

Published 4:00 pm Thursday, November 14, 2019


CHELSEA – On Thanksgiving Day, St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church in Chelsea will host its second “Turkey Trot for Hunger” 5K Run to help raise funds for the Beans and Rice Food Pantry, which serves hungry families in the Chelsea community.

The race will begin at 7:30 am on Thursday, November 28, to be held rain or shine.

It will begin at the Chelsea Ballpark Complex off Shelby County 39 and end at St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, at 642 Kings Home Road.

This a chip-timed race with a certified 5K course.

Parking is available at the ballpark complex, as are restroom facilities.

All racers will receive a racing bib and chip. T-shirts are not included in order to maximize funds raised for the hungry.

Bib pick-up begins at 6:30 a.m. on the morning of the race.

Suggested donations for participation in the Turkey Trot race are:

  • $15 donation: Helps feed one family during the holiday season (race chip not included)
  • $30 donation: Helps feed two families (race chip included)
  • $60 donation: Helps feed four families (race chip included)
  • $90 donation: Helps feed six families (race chip included)
  • $120 donation: Helps feed eight families (race chip included)
  • You decide an amount: Helps feed families during the holiday season (race chip included if $30 or more)
  • $20 donation: You sleep in but support the cause (no running/no chip)
  • $15 registration: No donation; race chip only

Registration can be completed online at StCatherinesAL.com/?page_id=12012.

The Bean and Rice Pantry provides food staples totaling about $15 per family per visit.

Funds collected are payable to St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church Beans and Rice Ministry and are tax deductible.

The Beans and Rice Food Pantry at St. Catherine’s is an outreach ministry to help feed struggling families, open on the third Saturday of the month from 9-11 a.m.

When guests arrive, they select pantry goods to fill a 12-can case with canned vegetables, fruit and peanut butter. They are also given a 3-pound bag of rice, a 2-pound bag of pinto beans, and select from Publix-donated day-old bread and sweets.

When available, guests are also given household goods such as paper products, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other nonperishable items.

To keep up with the most current information about the Turkey Trot for Hunger, visit the event’s Facebook page.

For more information, contact Turkey Trot for Hunger Co-Chairman Bill Churchwell at williamleechurchwell@gmail.com.