Hartford Marathon – Runners Campaign

Dollar Giving is looking for runners for the Hartford Marathon to give back to the Hartford community. Registration can be completed online with an initial donation of $100 which will complete your entry into the Hartford Marathon. Fundraising you complete will go toward nonprofits in Hartford including Hands on Hartford. Their MANNA food programs provide basic needs to thousands of individuals in Hartford each month. Through Community Meals, Backpack Nutrition Program and Pantry & Neighborhood Services, Hands on Hartford provides many supportive services to those in need. Dollar Giving will provide a personal Campaign page upon registration for individual fundraising.
This campaign ended 4 years ago
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Our MANNA food programs provide basic needs to thousands of individuals in Hartford each month. Through Community Meals, Community Pantry & Neighborhood Services, and Backpack Nutrition Program, we provide food and other supportive services to those in need.

Community Meals

Our Community Meals program is a day shelter and hot meal program, with all meals plated and served restaurant-style. In addition, resource and referral services, assistance in obtaining benefits and birth certificates are available. Student nurses provide health screenings twice per week. When items are available, guests also have access to toiletries, reading glasses, socks, and winter accessories.

Community Pantry

Our pantry is a full service shopping model food pantry, allowing clients to choose food that will suit their families’ needs and tastes, minimizing food waste and maximizing nutritional value. Groceries include non-perishable staples, along with bread, milk, eggs, fresh produce and frozen meat. Pre-cut fruit and vegetables are also available, thanks to our Kitchen to Pantry Initiative.

Neighborhood Services

We offer referrals, limited security deposit assistance, training and employment opportunity assistance, nutrition education and health screenings. We are also an Operation Fuel bank site when funds are available.

Backpack Nutrition Program

Many kids in Hartford receive free lunch throughout the week at school, but struggle to find enough food to eat on the weekends. Through our Backpack Nutrition Program, backpacks containing four meals, drinks and snacks are distributed to children each Friday during the school year, plus weekly enhancements such as fresh fruit, nutrition resource information and school supplies. We currently serve over 200 children at 6 local schools in the city.

To learn more, to volunteer, or to support these programs, please contact Janet Bermudez, MANNA program manager at 860.706.1528 or jbermudez@handsonhartford.org.

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