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Catholic Charities’ 4th Annual Hunger Run a Success

Media Contact: Cailan Franz

Catholic Charities’ 4th Annual Hunger Run a Success
More Than 9,000 Families Benefit From Catholic Charities’ Food Pantry Support

Catholic Charities drew over 200 people on Saturday to the fourth annual Hunger Run-Walk to raise vital funds for Catholic Charities hunger assistance programs.. Participants of all ages ran or walked in the 5-kilometer run-walk, 1-mile walk and Kids Dash, raising more than $12,000 to support the organization’s three food pantries: St. Martin de Porres in North Omaha, Juan Diego Center in South Omaha and St. Joseph’s rectory in Walthill, Neb.

“We are grateful to the participants, sponsors and volunteers who made this year’s Hunger Run a huge success,” said Emily Kozlik, development director. “We are in the middle of our annual Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation campaign, and every dollar raised goes to feed over 9,000 families in our community. While there is a constant need throughout the year, it is particularly great during the summer months when children are on break from school.”

Donations for the Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation campaign can be sent to Catholic Charities at 3300 N. 60th St Omaha, NE 68104. Donors can also make a donation online at

Catholic Charities ministers to the greatest and most fundamental needs of our community. People affected by domestic violence, mental illness, substance abuse, unplanned pregnancy and other emergency situations can find sanctuary in times of overwhelming hardship, while opening doors for promising futures. Catholic Charities has a rich tradition of serving and advocating for more than 100,000 voiceless, hungry, addicted, abused and forgotten individuals and families annually throughout the Archdiocese of Omaha. For more information on Catholic Charities, visit