About Trot for Hunger
This year marks SOME's 18th Annual Trot For Hunger 5k- Fighting Poverty and Homeless in our Nation's capitol.
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. Please join us by participating in the Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger! 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 and health care.
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.
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.
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.
To learn more about SOME and our work in the community, please visit www.some.org