South Shore Community Action Council’s
6th Annual 5K Pumpkin Run/Walk to End Hunger
November 7, 2020

for immediate release

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are going virtual!

Together with support from over 500 community partners, we helped over 21,000 people in the past year alone.

SSCAC is your community in action.

Last year we hosted our fifth annual 5K Pumpkin Run and this year we hope you will team up with SSCAC from afar in our fight to end hunger on the South Shore.

Now, we need your help more than ever. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are seeing close to a 50% increase in demand for food from local families, seniors and children.

support your community

There are many ways for you or your organization to show your support for this event:

  • Become an Official Pumpkin Run Sponsor
  • Become a Pumpkin Run Runner or Walker
  • Become a Pumpkin Run Volunteer

About South Shore Community Action Council
SSCAC is a private, non-profit community action agency committed to creating opportunities for low-income individuals and families on the South Shore.

You can make a change in the lives of so many among us. Year after year, SSCAC works to ensure that 94 cents of every dollar we receive is used on programs and services for our family, friends, and neighbors in need.

2019 Pumpkin Run proceeds will help SSCAC feed over 7,000 people living on the South Shore each month, including frail seniors who receive food through Meals on Wheels and elementary school children who have enough food to each on the weekends thanks to SSCAC’s Backpack Food for Kids initiative.


About South Shore Community Action Council
Since 1965, South Shore Community Action Council has actively pursued its mission of eliminating poverty on the South Shore through collaboration with hundreds of partners seeking to make a powerful impact in their communities by creating opportunities for advancement and supports for education, training, and work.