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Families count on Run your Can Off event

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WINOOSKI, Vt. -

It was a run to help families in need this holiday season.

The "Run your Can Off" welcomed runners to stop by the Gilbrook Natural area in Winooski. Runners paid their entry fee with canned food, which will benefit the Winooski Food Shelf. Donations were made according to how much time runners decided to stick around. Running the full 6 hours would cost you a whole turkey, a donation that could go a long way.

Jen Sorrell from the Long trail Running Crew said, "There are 70 families right now that are actually relying on this event through the Winooski Food Shelf. We initially were told that there were about 40 but when we went to drop off the food this morning we heard that there were 70, the shelves were bare."

Anyone interested in donating should contact their local food shelf to find out how to help a family in need this holiday season.

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