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Forma Gym Puts Hunger on the Run

The mission at Forma Gym is simple, “We change lives”.   Forma Gym is the premier training and fitness facility in the East Bay, dedicated to helping its 3,600 members get results.  On Thanksgiving, the Walnut Creek Forma Gym lived up to its mission by holding the 20th annual Turkey Trot, to motivate people to “move their feet before they eat”!  Not only do they want to share their passion for health and wellness in our community, but they turned that passion into an amazing fundraiser and invited the Food Bank to be one of the beneficiaries.  In those 20 years the Turkey Trot has grown from a 5k event for its members to a charity 5k & 10k run/walk, and a kids’ ½ mile, ¼ mile, 100 yard fun run that involves 6,000 runners and walkers including  kids from over 20 different schools.

In 2011 they began collecting food donations for us and continued that effort in 2012 but then also expanded that support by including a generous $5,000 donation and 200 turkeys to be distributed through our partner agencies.    It just goes to show how grass root efforts can benefit an entire community

Owner President/CEO Robert Jackson and Program/Race Director Bob Boos, worked hard  to spread the word to the community and media in hopes that people and other small businesses like theirs would support a healthy tradition and a great cause.  It was a morning to remember and we return the favor by putting nutritious produce and healthy food on the table of children, families, and seniors in our community!