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RWTB 5k/10k raises $80k for local food pantry

Col. Thomas Shank, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, speaks to participants at the Running with the Bulls 5k/10k in Del Rio, Texas, Nov. 14, 2015. The race is one of many ways that Laughlin Air Force Base and Del Rio come together to support the community, and this event helps raise money and food for a local food bank. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jimmie D. Pike)

Col. Thomas Shank, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, speaks to participants at the Running with the Bulls 5k/10k in Del Rio, Texas, Nov. 14, 2015. The race is one of many ways that Laughlin Air Force Base and Del Rio come together to support the community, and this event helps raise money and food for a local food bank. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jimmie D. Pike)

Participants in the 2015 Running with the Bulls 5k/10k begin the run at Brown Plaza in Del Rio, Texas, Nov. 14, 2015. This year the run had 477 participants and raised $80,000 for Val Verde Loaves and Fishes, Del Rio’s local food pantry. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jimmie D. Pike)

Participants in the 2015 Running with the Bulls 5k/10k begin the run at Brown Plaza in Del Rio, Texas, Nov. 14, 2015. This year the run had 477 participants and raised $80,000 for Val Verde Loaves and Fishes, Del Rio’s local food pantry. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jimmie D. Pike)

LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

The 5th annual Running with the Bulls 5k/10k was recently held at the Brown Plaza in Del Rio, Texas.

The event was coordinated by the Val Verde Loaves and Fishes food pantry with volunteers from Laughlin Air Force Base and the community. This event is designed to help bring in food and support for Del Rio’s local food bank.

In the first four years, the run raised an average of $50,000, and last year’s participants brought in approximately 3,000 pounds of food. This year’s installment of RWTB raised $80,000 for Loaves and Fishes with 477 participants.

All support raised will assist Loaves and Fishes in feeding more than 1,300 families, to include more than 2,400 adults and 460 children. To donate, contact Val Verde Loaves and Fishes at 830-719-0122.

To find other food banks in your area, visit www.feedingamerica.org.