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Year 4

Hunger vs Hunger

Total Money Raised Since Inception: $212,337 and Counting

What is Hunger vs Hunger?

Hunger vs Hunger began as a small fundraiser aimed at helping get people back on their feet during the worst of Covid in 2021. In just three years, I have raised over $140,000. I've grown from two sponsors, to thirty-five. And yet, the need at the Bellingham Food Bank has more than tripled. On July 20th, 2024, I'll set out, once again, to burn as many calories in one day as I can to continue to raise awareness for the food insecurity that exists in Whatcom County.

My plan is to:

  • Road bike 112 miles

  • Run 26.2 miles

  • Swim 3.0 miles

  • Mountain bike 6.5 miles

  • Do a 1 hour HIIT workout at JD Elite Fitness (9:30 am - 10:30 am open to the public!)

Every dollar raised from this fundraiser goes directly to the Bellingham Food Bank. Currently, 16% of Whatcom County relies on a food bank every week. The Bellingham Food Bank spends more money on food and non-food items than any other Food Bank in Washington State. The Bellingham Food Bank is one of the highest rated non-profits, with a program expense ratio of 94%. I've also been volunteering there since 2021 and can't express how important they are to so many people in our community. Any donation goes a long ways and I thank you all in advance. 

Consider donating today.
Ethan

Hunger vs Hunger Event Calendar

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The best way to stay up to date on Hunger vs Hunger events is to follow @hungervshunger on Instagram:

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Growing from Last Year's Success 

Every year I do this, I continue to try and grow. My mind bounces from big idea to bigger idea and despite being just one person, I try and bring as many of those ideas to fruition as I can. This year, with the help of a bunch of incredible people, I have already gotten 32 different companies to partner up for Hunger vs Hunger. These companies help to exponentially grow the number of people who hear about the fundraiser, as well as providing generous donations of their own. Because of this year's boost in sponsors, I am proud to set our new fundraising goal at $100,000! 

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If you are a local business owner, and would like to become a partner, reach out here!!

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12,191 Calories Burned
$66,879 Raised
220 Donors

17 Corporate Sponsors
 

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11,719 Calories Burned
$42,266 Raised
156 Donors

4 Corporate Sponsors
 

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To learn about 2021's fundraiser including the workouts, the fundraising, and a video of the day, click below.

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The Bellingham Food Bank's mission is to reduce hunger in Bellingham by providing wholesome foods to those in need on an emergency or chronic basis and by educating the community on the problem of hunger. 

In the fall of 2020, I completed this challenge for the first time. To read more about that experience, click below.

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