2nd Annual Thanksgiving Day walk to benefit Auburn Food Closet

By: Journal sports staff
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Are you ready to kick off the season of giving?

Auburn residents are encouraged to participate in a 5K walk or a 10K run on Thanksgiving Day at 9 a.m. to benefit the Auburn Interfaith Food Closet, an organization that helps feed hundreds of local families every month.

The organization provides food to individuals and families who do not have sufficient resources to purchase it themselves, which includes low-income workers, seniors, disabled, unemployed, homeless and people in transition. 

A group of friends started the tradition last year to start the giving season together, enjoy the fall air and raise money for local families and neighbors in need. All families, residents and local businesses are encouraged to take part in this year’s event.

“We’re overwhelmed by the generosity and compassion the Auburn community 

continues to demonstrate,” said Sandy Bassett, food closet president. “Rain or shine, we

look forward to walking alongside our neighbors to support those in need.”

Participants have the option to walk a 5K or run a 10K. All participants are encouraged to make a voluntary donation. Cash and check donations made out to the Auburn Interfaith Food Closet will be accepted at the event.

The route starts at Central Square in Auburn and goes through the downtown area.

For more information and event updates, please visit the Facebook event website at and RSVP. For additional questions

email the event organizers at