Victor Farmington Food Cupboard: Neighbors Feeding Neighbors By Alexandra Chapman

Victor Farmington Food Cupboard serves the residents of Victor and Farmington, New York, by helping to provide supplementary food to families in disadvantaged circumstances. Run entirely by volunteers, the organization assists over 500 families every month.

The Neighbors Feeding Neighbors campaign organized by Victor Farmington Food Cupboard helps to supply many of the food items desperately needed by people who do not have enough to eat. This support from the community ensures that families are able to get the nutritional meals that they need. Neighbors Feeding Neighbors works through monthly donations of food and money provided by people in the community.

All donations to Victor Farmington Food Cupboard are accepted with gratitude. For more information, visit www.vffoodcupboard.org.

About the Author: Alexandra Chapman is a high school student at Victor Senior High School in New York. She has volunteered for a number of charities, including Victor Farmington Food Cupboard.

“Running for Huntington’s Disease: The Bill Lawler 5K Run/Walk,” by Alexandra Chapman

The Bill Lawler 5K Run/Walk took place on May 5, 2012, in Rochester, New York. The event was held to raise money in support of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. Sponsored by Pearl Izumi, the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America, and the Rochester Police Department, the event offered fun for all participants and spectators through door prizes, live music, and other entertainment.

Beginning and ending on East Avenue, the run/walk started at 9 a.m. The fastest competitor finished in just 16 minutes and five seconds. Prizes were awarded for the top male, the top female, and the top three competitors in each age group.

More information about the Bill Lawler 5K Run/Walk can be found at www.huntingtons5k.com. To learn more about the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, visit www.hdsa.org.

About the Author: Alexandra Chapman is an honor roll student at Victor Senior High School in Victor, New York. A former track team member, she has run to raise money for cancer research in the Eastman House Photo Finish 5K as well as the William Lawler 5K Run/Walk.