DAPHNE, Ala. (WALA) - Many people, concerned with helping the less fortunate during the holidays, took advantage of the beautiful weather this morning to participate in the 4th annual Turkey Trot in historic Daphne, Alabama.
There was a 5-K race in addition to a fun run which encouraged walkers to join in the exercise. A family friendly post-race party which included food, music and other activities ended the day's event.
Proceeds from the race benefited Prodisee Pantry, Baldwin County's largest non-profit emergency food pantry. Participants were encouraged to bring non-perishable canned food donations.
The Turkey Trot provides funding for the Prodisee Pantry's Thanksgiving project. Last year, more than six tons of food were donated to more than 1300 families. Organizers say that meant more than 20,000 people had healthy food to eat during the 2012 holiday season.
Prodisee Pantry opened in 2003 and assisted 25 families each week according to facility operators. Ten years later, they say they feed an average of 225 families a week.
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