On Sunday, July 22nd  the Hunger Coalition’s AmeriCorps VISTA Brett Case competed in the 2nd annual Waco Triathlon to raise funds for McLennan Pack of Hope. Pack of Hope is an afterschool backpack program that supplies supplemental meals to children in low income households on weekends.  The sprint triathlon was a fifteen mile race consisting of a 400 meter swim in the Brazos River, a twelve mile bike ride down MLK Boulevard followed by a three and a half mile run around the Brazos and over the suspension bridge.

Brett raised $800.00 in total through pledges and donations. The pledge amount was multiplied by how fast Brett completed the race. He completed the race in one hour and twenty six minutes which multiplied each donors pledge by two. The $800.00 raised from this event will go to purchase food that will be used in the Pack of Hope backpacks.

With school rapidly approaching Pack of Hope is preparing for the initial demand of backpacks by asking people  to volunteer with them and pack backpacks at their Waco ISD Child Nutrition Warehouse located at 2025 S. 19th Street in Waco, TX.  Make a difference in a child’s life today and help the pack.  Learn more at http://pack-of-hope.com/