Each and every year around the holidays various organizations around the USA put on a charity food drive event. The first of these events in my town is called the Turkey Trot. It is a 1k,3k,5k race intended on raising donations (both physical and in monetary form) to restock the food shelf. This event is almost always more successful than anyone could imagine. Runners and walkers, as well as those getting into the spirit show up in numbers to participate. The cost is a minimum donation of $5. In past years, I would participate not so much in the spirit of giving as in the spirit of completing a 5k run. But this year the goal has been driven home hard. This turkey trot is set to restock the local food shelf that I myself visit once a month. No one likes to visit the food shelf but everyone who needs it is glad it is there. There for I encourage everyone to participate- whether you are doing it for the exercise, the prestige in running a 5k, or for the simple knowledge of helping a family in need- every bit helps.