In September, Armstrong was working to Avenge Hunger by collecting resources to help supply community feeding programs and bring awareness to the need that exists. Part of the Avenge Hunger Month events was The Avenge Hunger Virtual 5K. Participants could run, walk, treadmill, or bike from any location they selected.
There were 90 participants and over $8,300 was raised to help community feeding programs:
- First place was Marc Moretti with a time of 23:39. Marc is a System Technician at the Boardman Armstrong system. Armstrong will provide a $250 donation to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Mahoning County in honor of Marc and his first-place finish.
- Trina Jackson from Hamlin, West Virginia finished second with a time of 24:52. Armstrong will make a $150 donation in Trina’s honor to to Bread From Heaven Food Pantry in Hamlin, WV.
- Mike Giobbi, Armstrong’s Chief Technology Officer, finished third with a time of 26:25 and designated Connellsville Area Community Ministries to receive his $75 prize in his honor from Armstrong.
Over 280 students from the Bullskin Elementary School in the Connellsville Area School District participated in the Avenge Hunger Month coloring contest. The students knew about the Avenge Hunger Month food drive and were invited to color the Breaking Bread superheroes for a coloring contest to help them become more aware of the Breaking Bread initiative. The pictures were displayed in the school hallway. A winner was selected from each classroom and Armstrong provided Dairy Queen gift certificates to each winner. Each student in the building also received an Armstrong pencil.