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Her aim: To work in food banks in all 50 states
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Marathon runner Jess Kurti by visiting food banks in all 50 states is hoping to bring attention to the need to help feed the homeless.
She stopped by Manteca’s Second Harvest warehouse earlier this month to do just that.
“I’m approaching the halfway mark out of some 200 facilities,” she told staffers in Manteca as she worked for a day in the Manteca Industrial Park warehouse. “It’s a fight against hunger and poverty which I call the ‘Beast of Burden Challenge’,” she said.
Kurti most recently competed in Kauai Marathon and volunteered in four food banks in Hawaii.     
Currently running and volunteering in Northern Nevada, she visited the Placer Food Bank this past Saturday and ran the “Beat the Blerch Marathon.”
In recent weeks she has touched base with food banks in the Northern California Redwood Empire, Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano counties, San Francisco-Marin food banks, Alameda County Food Bank, Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz, ant the Food Bank of Monterey County.
Jess wants everyone to know they can help — even if they don’t have money — by volunteering their time at the food bank in their community.
She can be reached through the Feeding America website “Setting the Table” web page,

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