Fighting Hunger in Cheney

I love stories about people of different faiths coming together for a cause. Later this month that’s exactly what’s going to be happening in Cheney.

Hunger Stomp is a 5K Fun Run/Walk that will bring college students, church-goers, and city residents together to benefit two local organizations that fight hunger year-round. First is Feed Cheney, which provides a monthly free hot meal, and the other is the Cheney Food Bank, which serves over 400 families and distributes 100,000 pounds of food annually. The run/walk will begin at 10 a.m. on Oct. 22 at the Cheney High School parking lot. This event is for folks of all ages and abilities – from speedsters to trudgers to little ones in strollers, according to a press release.

This is the first of what organizers hope will be an annual effort to
stomp out hunger and build community spirit in Cheney. Matt McCombie
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints originated the idea
of Hunger Stomp – an all-community, all-faith, all-ages event to fight
hunger. Others who are involved in sponsoring Hunger Stomp are: Eastern Washington University student groups (fraternities, sororities, clubs and organizations), churches (Cheney United Methodist Church, Lutheran Campus Ministry, Cheney United Church of Christ, Cheney Faith Center, Cheney Baptist
Fellowship, the Newman Center, Cheney Church of the Nazarene, the
Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints), with support from
the city, fire and police departments, and Cheney schools. For more
information, go to

Participantsmay register on-line: or pick up a registration form at Cheney Trading Company or the EWU Bookstore. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for those age 17 and under. Registrations will be accepted until the start of the event, although those who register after Oct. 12 are
not guaranteed a T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to the first-place
finisher and other participants.


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