The 3rd annual Tonneson + Co 5K benefiting the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry’s Kids First Program took place on Sunday, July 26th. Despite the threat of rain and thunderstorms, there were approximately 160 registered participants. The fastest male and female runners finished in 17:17 and 20:09, respectively. In addition to overall awards, age group awards were also given. Tonneson + Co would like to congratulate all of the participants and thank them for their support of the Kids First program.
Tonneson + Co and the Food Pantry would like to thank all of the generous sponsors that helped make this year’s race a success. Platinum Level Sponsor: Eastern Bank. Gold Level Sponsors: Dennis K. Burke, Inc., Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group, Wakefield Cooperative Bank and Zampell Facilities Management. Silver Level Sponsors: AccuRounds, Inc., East Boston Savings Bank, The Savings Bank and Wachusett Brewing Company, Inc. Bronze Level Sponsors: 99 Restaurant, Dockside Restaurant & Bar, The Farmland, Four Points by Sheraton Wakefield, Holiday Travel, Kings Lynnfield, KTI Leasing, Inc., Whole Foods Lynnfield and Yard House Lynnfield. Tonneson + Co. would also like to thank the individuals who contributed to the race as well as the volunteers that helped on race day.
“It’s events such as this great road race that help share information about the food pantry’s programs as well as raise much needed funds to help our neighbors in need,” said Maureen Miller, Director of the WIFP. “We are grateful to the wonderful people at Tonneson + Co. as well as the many sponsors, participants and volunteers.”
The Kids First program provides food to families with school age children during the summer months. Many families receive free or reduced price breakfast and lunch during the school year, but this help is not available during the summer. The Kids First program provides the added food items to help replace those meals. Proceeds from the race will fund the majority of the program for one summer. Over 200 families throughout the Wakefield community benefit from the Kids First program and we are proud to be able to help those families.
If you have any questions or comments about the race or would like to be part of next year’s event please contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org.