The Asian Counseling and Referral Service’s (ACRS) 24th Annual Walk for Rice fundraising event on Saturday, June 28, 2014 is expected to raise well beyond its $200,000 goal. The annual event raises money to buy rice and other food for the ACRS Food Bank. The food bank is one of the most visited food banks in King County, and the only one in the state that regularly acquires foods to meet Asian Pacific dietary needs.
There were over 1,000 people who attended the walk/run at Seward Park, which included the 814 people who registered, 100 volunteers, and more at last Saturday’s event.
Right now, ACRS’s official tally is at $182,486 raised, but that does not include the CenturyLink Match total, which is an as-yet-unspecified match for the $69,118 and 2,850 pounds of food donated to ACRS between June 2 to June 13. That match amount is expected to bring the overall total well past the $200,000 goal, a spokesperson for ACRS said.
Here are some scenes from the day’s event: