Nearly 40 residents, family members and friends in Northeast Columbia’s Longcreek neighborhood braved a morning downpour to celebrate Thanksgiving by collecting food for Christian Assistance Bridge.
Fitting for a year of unprecedented challenges, participants in the Gobble Go fun run and walk headed out in the rain for the first time in the event’s 17-year history. Each participant “paid” two cans or boxes of food to run or walk — several pushing strollers or accompanied by four-legged friends — on routes from 1 to 3.1 miles around Longcreek and Windermere’s rolling hills.
Several hundred pounds of food were donated for Christian Assistance Bridge, an emergency food pantry and services organization serving the Blythewood area.
Organizers estimate the event has collected more than a ton and a half of food for the needy over the past 17 years.