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Outpace Hunger 2023: A summer full of marathons – Year 2

Walking the hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains to raise awareness and donations for MANNA Foodbank, an organization working to help people experiencing hunger and with a goal to end food insecurity.

$1,684.80 of $1,500

Thanks for all your help with my Summer of Marathons 2023! Great work. 

I walked 520.25 miles 

and together, we helped MANNA provide 6,740 meals


Hi! I'm Robin Phillips and I'm excited to support MANNA FoodBank's Outpace Hunger campaign for the second year. 

Since 2021, I have volunteered 3 hours a week at MANNA Foodbank in Asheville, helping sort and pack donated food. I am also supporting them this summer by joining MANNA’s Outpace Hunger Challenge.

I plan to walk one marathon for each of the 17 full weeks in May, June, July and August. Many of those miles with my canine companion, Kai.

Not a full marathon all at once, but I will walk 26.2 miles each week. That’s an average of 3.75 miles each day. Or 445.4 miles this summer.

You can help too and support MANNA by making a donation.  I’ll do the legwork.

  • Every $20 pays for 80 meals.
  • Every $30 pays for 120 meals. 
  • Or donate 50 cents for every mile I walk this summer – a total of $222 – and you would pay for 888 meals for families in Western North Carolina.

Every little bit helps. MANNA will make good use of whatever you can donate.  And I’ll keep on walking. 

I am so grateful for your support of my goal. At MANNA, $1 = 4 MEALS for neighbors facing food insecurity across Western North Carolina.

Every dollar truly matters!  

Want to learn more about MANNA's mission and work? Please visit MANNAFoodBank.org.

Thanks for all the LOVE and SUPPORT so far!  You all ROCK! 




Great work, Robin!!

Joan Grant

Great job Robin!

Suzanne Edwards

In memory of Joyce Phillips

Susan Green

We're happy to support your efforts and MANNA foodbank.

Howard And Diane Williams

You go Robin! I know you'll reach your goal, and I'm happy to support this great effort!

Carol Johnson

Lindy & Leah sending our support. Looking forward to seeing you and Kai out racking up miles.

Leah Crout

You go Robin! As my knee heals I may try to join you later in the season.

Myron Pstrak

You’ve got this girl!

Susan Green

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