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New Year’s Resolution: Run To Fight Hunger

by Ken Sharp and Annie Hekker
Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions?  Did you know that the word resolution has two meanings?

  1. A firm decision to do or not to do something.
  2. The action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter.

Both of these definitions apply to The Nyack Hunger Coalition’s Resolution Run. We are making a firm decision to do something to end the problem of hunger in the Nyacks. We are actively solving that problem.
The Nyack Hunger Coalition’s first annual RESOLUTION RUN will be held on Sat Jan 7 at 9a. It’s a fun run, walk, stroll in Nyack and Upper Nyack to raise funds and awareness for 10 non-profits that address hunger and homelessness in our community. Bundle up and take a stroll or run with us and help build awareness about this issue.
The flat, four mile route will begin on Jefferson Street near Grace Church and St. Ann’s Church and will go down Broadway to Hook Mountain and back.  This is NOT a timed event but there will be a timer so that participants can note their start and end time if they would like. Everyone who registers will get a fun winter hat and will be invited to enjoy music, hot beverages and treats inside at Grace Church after the event.
Kids and adults of all ages are welcome.  Register online now through Jan 6;  register in person on Jan 7 from 7:30-8:50a at Grace Church.  The registration fee is $25 for adults and $15 for kids 18 years and under (registration fee will go up $5 on run day).
It might not seem like hunger or the idea of being food insecure is a major issue in this county – but the truth is that currently, more than 30,000 people in Rockland don’t know where their next meal will come from, and about 20,000 turn to local food pantries for help.
The funds raised from The Nyack Hunger Coalition Resolution Run will go to support;

  • People to People
  • The Nyack Center
  • Meals On Wheels
  • The Nyack Homeless Project
  • Soup Angels
  • Sunday Supper
  • Head Start
  • St. Ann’s Church
  • Living Christ Church
  • Grace’s Kitchen

For all of these great programs to survive and thrive, they need our help.  They need our support.  They need our resolve.  Make a resolution, in every way, to help!
To register, donate, or to learn more, please visit

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