Q&A with Bridget Mitchell, Manager of Cause Marketing for Team Feed the Children.
Q. New Orleans is the first Rock ‘n’ Roll Event to benefit Feed the Children. Why New Orleans?
A. Feed The Children is dedicated to continue to provide support to the city of New Orleans for as long as there are families in need. The organization started its efforts after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 with a 600+ truck convoy of food and life’s essentials to the area and they have not stopped since. Feed The Children has deep roots in the New Orleans community and its members, hence the reason for choosing RNR NOLA.
Q. What role does Feed the Children play in New Orleans?
A. Today, while we still recognize the ever-present goal of combating hunger; we’ve expanded our focus and banded together with partners to provide essential services, training, and educational support to those very same families in need. We are empowering neighborhood communities to help themselves.
Q. If one joins Team Feed the Children, where does their fundraising money go?
A. All the money raised through Team Feed the Children will stay right in the New Orleans community. Funds raised through the Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans not only enable us to continue this critical work but also address nutrition, food access issues and early childhood education in today’s New Orleans.
Q. How can one see what Feed the Children is doing locally and internationally?
A. Check out our website, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up with what we are doing across the country and overseas.
Q. Is there a fundraising minimum for Team Feed the Children?
A. Team Feed the Children has no participation minimum, all we ask is that you raise what you can when you can. We encourage you to set a goal of $50 per mile for a total fundraising goal of $350 for the 10K and $650 for the 1/2 marathon. When you reach your fundraising goal you will be seamlessly registered for the race and given your Team Feed the Children singlet.
Q. If I ‘m not a local to New Orleans can I still join Team Feed the Children?
A. Yes, anyone can join Team Feed the Children, no matter where you are in the United States.
Q. How will one see Team Feed the Children on throughout Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans race weekend?
A. Feed The Children will have an interactive booth at the Expo and Packet Pick-Up, we encourage you to stop by and take part. Additionally, we will have Feed The Children cheer teams on the course motivating all of the RNR NOLA runners to the finish line. Members of Team Feed The Children will meet-up at the finish line in our VIP tent, where you can stretch, have a bite to eat, and celebrate your efforts.
Q. Outside of joining Team Feed the Children at Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans how can one get involved with Feed the Children?
A. Anyone can get involved with Feed the Children. We are always looking for volunteers across the country. You can also donate or do a special project to raise money for Feed the Children. Tell your friends and family about the great work that Feed the Children is doing. Get your community involved. It will take the power of everyone to help make sure no child goes to bed hungry.
For more information on Team Feed the Children, visit http://www.feedthechildren.org/.