Neighborhood Co-op Feed Your Neighbor 5K

Contact: Amy Dion, Brand Manager, Neighborhood Co-op Grocery, (618) 529-3533, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Francis Murphy, General Manager, Neighborhood Co-op Grocery, (618) 529-3533, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Neighborhood Co-op Feed Your Neighbor 5K Coming Friday, April 6

 Proceeds to Benefit Good Samaritan House in Carbondale

 Carbondale, Ill. – It’s not too late to sign up for the 2018 Neighborhood Co-op Grocery Feed Your Neighbor 5K Run/Walk, coming up on Friday, April 6, 2018beginning at 6pm at Turley Park in Carbondale! River to River Runners will professionally time the certified race.

All proceeds from registration will support Good Samaritan House in Carbondale, which provides citizens in need with food, emergency shelter, transitional housing, and more. Participants are also asked to bring non-perishable food items on race day to support the Saluki Food Pantry, which provides food for SIUstudents in need. All participants who bring item donations will be entered into a raffle for a special gift basket from the Neighborhood Co-op.

Entry fees (through midnight April 5) are $20 for adults and $10 for youth ages 9-14. Participants may also register on race day for $25 (adults) and $12 (youth ages 9-14). Children ages 8 and under may participate free of charge.

Additional activities include snacks, beverages, and live music by The Anns featuring RognboB, with special guest Ruth Ann Levinson. Top male and female runners will be awarded a grand prize. Winners of each age group will be presented with Co-op-made bread. Raffles and drawings for a variety of prizes donated by local businesses also will be held.

Check-in for pre-registered runners and same-day registration begins at 4pm on race day and concludes at 5:30pm, a half hour before the race begins.

Major sponsors include the Daily EgyptianRiver RadioSouthern Illinois HealthcareSilkworm, Inc., and Vertical Heartland, with additional support provided by corporate sponsors Banterra BankHudgins OrthodonticsLezlie Terry – Intuitive MassageLittle Grassy Lake Campground & MarinaPediatrics Group LLC,Southern Illinois Network Consultants (SINC), the Southern IllinoisanAES Solar, and The UPS Store - Murdale Shopping Center in Carbondale.

Contributing sponsors include Arthur AgencyDr. Neisha BhattacharyaCarbondale Park DistrictCity of CarbondaleFirst Southern BankJudge Carey Gill,Amanda Byassee GottIKE HondaNavreet Kang – State Farm AgentOld Town Liquors710 CustomShawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour, and Walker’s Bluff.

For more information, contact Amy Dion at (618) 529-3533This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Watch for updates online at

About Neighborhood Co-Op Grocery

The mission of the Neighborhood Co-op Grocery is to serve the needs of owners and patrons by providing wholesome foods economically in the cooperative tradition, in ways that best promote the health of the individual, the community, and the earth. Learn more at


About The Anns

The Anns is a vocal trio consisting of Rog ‘Ann’ Ellithorpe, boB ‘Ann’ Iltis, and Ruth Ann Levinson. The trio is a direct extension of the vocal duo RognboB with the addition of Ruth Ann. Musically, the band’s goal is to continue to continue to preach the “Gospel of Goof,” with fun harmonies and unlikely arrangements. The Anns perform RognboB favorites, as well as originals and parodies.

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