Coyote Cares Day Virtual 5K
Due to our current virtual environment, Coyote Cares Day will be held virtually and you will be able to make a difference from home!
We invite ALL CSUSB students, staff, faculty, administrators and alumni to join us October 19-24, 2020 for this year's Coyote Cares Day Virtual 5K using the free app, Charity Miles!
The app lets you log all types of movement, from running and walking to dancing and biking while earning money for every mile for a cause. Let's make a difference, one movement at a time - Yotes let's get ready to move for Feeding America!
What is Charity Miles?
Charity Miles is a FREE iPhone/Android app enabling you to earn money for charity every time you walk, run, bike, skip, dance or do any physically-centered activity. Based on how far you go, you will earn money for charity just by using the app. The money comes from the corporate sponsors, all you have to do is participate. The app uses your phone's GPS to track your movement. You'll then earn 10 cents a mile for biking and 25 cents a mile for walking and running.
Ready, Set, Go!
No registration or RSVP needed, you just need to download the app, Charity Miles and follow the prompts:
- In order for Charity Miles to track your miles, give access to all locations (if you miss this step, your steps/run count will not show)
- You can only participate with one team - San Bernardino, Palm Desert or Alumni Association.
- Don’t forget to share your event photos on social media and use the hashtag #engagecsusb #CoyoteCaresDay2020 #MADDAY to inspire other participants!
- Don't forget to use your event tool kit!
- Charity Miles FAQ page to assist you https://charitymiles.org/faq/
You Made It To The Finish Line!
You have 6 days to complete the event – upload a screen shot of your total miles (3.1 miles) from your app activity page and any photos of you participating in this event and submit to claim your prize!
Proof of Completion FormDeadline to submit your proof of completion form - October 24, 2020!
OCE will review the submitted forms for completion of required miles (3.1 miles) to receive thank you gift.
CSUSB student, faculty, staff and administrators from Team CSUSB SB and CSUSB PDC who completed the required miles will receive:
- Certificate of completion
- Event shirt
- Event gift
- And entered into an opportunity drawing for 2020-2021 OCE swag!
*Alumni Association Team will receive their participation thank you gift from CSUSB Alumni Relations.
*Pre-College Programs Team will receive their participation thank you gift from Pre-College Programs.
Don't forget to use this virtual tool kit as you participate in Coyote Cares Day! Share on social media and upload your photos when you submit your completion form!
Feeding America network is the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, working to connect people with food and end hunger nationwide. They have a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs that provides food and services to people each year.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, unemployment has soared and food insecurity is on the rise. 54 million people may face hunger in the U.S. during 2020 — including more than 18 million children.
Hunger knows no boundaries — it touches every community in the U.S., including your own.
Hunger in America
Millions of children and families living in America face hunger and food insecurity every day.
- Due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 54 million people may experience food insecurity in 2020, including a potential 18 million children.
- According to the USDA's latest Household Food Insecurity in the United States report, more than 35 million people in the United States struggled with hunger in 2019.
- In 2018, 14.3 million American households were food insecure with limited or uncertain access to enough food.
- Households with children are more likely to experience food insecurity. Before the coronavirus pandemic, more than 10 million children live in food-insecure households.
- Every community in the country is home to families who struggle with food insecurity including rural and suburban communities.
- Many households that experience food insecurity do not qualify for federal nutrition programs and need to rely on their local food banks and other hunger relief organizations for support.
Local Hunger Stats
- California has 4,291,830 residents who are food insecure; 11% food insecurity rate.
- San Bernardino County has 229,400 residents who are food insecure; 11% food insecurity rate.
- Riverside County has 237,800 residents who are food insecure; 10% food insecurity rate.
Ways To Get Involved
With every action, you are one step closer to making hunger a thing from the past. Feeding America has shared the following ideas:
1. Thank food bank heroes for their dedication during these challenging times. Food Bank staff and volunteers are on the front lines helping our communities during the pandemic. Send a Thank You to these heroes.
2. Spread the word! Share this vital information with your friends, family, co-workers and everyone you know. Together we can solve hunger.
3. Become a volunteer at a local food bank!
Want to learn about other local efforts that address food insecurity? Visit Helping Hands Pantry, Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County (CAPSBC), FIND Food Bank, Martha's Village & Kitchen, and CSUSB Obershaw DEN/The PDC DEN.