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About Trot for Hunger

SOME's 20th Annual Trot for Hunger 5k returns IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL in 2021! Join us as we continue to fight poverty and homelessness in our Nation's Capital. 

The Trot for Hunger 5K raises essential funds and awareness to combat poverty in the Washington metropolitan area and provides a way for the community to help those experiencing homelessness on Thanksgiving morning. Proceeds from the 5K benefit thousands of homeless families and single adults, including the elderly and people suffering from mental illness, by providing much-needed food, clothing, access to healthcare, employment training, and long-term comprehensive addiction treatment programs.

As the one of the largest and only DC-based trots in the region, SOME’s Trot for Hunger 5k run/walk brings together over 8,000 members of the DMV community at Freedom Plaza on Thanksgiving morning to give back and show what community and compassion is all about.

Our family-friendly festival on Freedom Plaza includes music, games, a Kids’ One Mile Little Turkey Fun Run, live entertainment, and more! Funds raised from the Trot for Hunger help benefit thousands of our DC neighbors in need, including families and the elderly, by providing much-needed food, housing, 

While this year's event may look a bit different, we are committed to holding a safe & meaningful 5k run/walk that will bring our community together in support of this cause. We will continue to adhere to all CDC, federal, and local guidelines as we prepare for our most successful event yet!

About SOME (So Others Might Eat)

Who We Are

In 1970, Father Horace McKenna, S.J. and an interfaith group of priests, ministers, and lay persons founded So Others Might Eat to help feed the city’s destitute citizens. After several years, SOME’s founders saw needs beyond what the small soup kitchen could provide and began delivering additional services to support and nourish the neediest of our residents.Today, SOME offers comprehensive programs that meet a full spectrum of needs while giving a sense of dignity to those experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty in the District of Columbia.

Our Mission

SOME (So Others Might Eat) is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation's capital. We meet the immediate daily needs of the people we serve with food, clothing, and healthcare. We help break the cycle of homelessness by offering services, such as affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling, to the poor, the elderly, and individuals with mental illness. Each day, SOME is restoring hope and dignity one person at a time. We invite you to join us.

Our Values

We value an interfaith approach of service to our brothers and sisters in need and welcome the assistance of all concerned persons.

We value empowering the people we serve by respecting their human dignity and by helping them to restore hope in their lives.

We value advocacy on behalf of the poor in collaborative partnerships to address the root causes of homelessness, hunger, and poverty.

We value responsible stewardship of the resources provided by our donors, volunteers, and employees.


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