Foodbank Farm 5K goes virtual

Tue, 11/17/2020 - 8:15am

With the numbers of active cases of COVID-19 on the rise, Twin Villages Foodbank Farm (TVFF) has made the decision to offer its annual Thanksgiving 5K event virtually. Instead of the physically-distant event originally planned at Coastal Rivers’ Salt Bay Farm on Nov. 26, participants are invited to run or walk their favorite route anywhere on their own schedule, any day between Nov. 18 and Dec. 16.

There is no fee to participate, though monetary donations to TVFF are encouraged. Participants are asked to register online at or at

Runners and walkers can complete the 5K (3.1 mile) route of their choice any time between Wednesday, Nov. 18 and the end of the day on Wednesday, Dec. 16. To have their results posted on TVFF’s website, finishers may email a selfie along with their time, or a screenshot of their route and time recorded on a fitness tracking app such as Strava, to

TVFF will send a Twin Villages Foodbank Farm patch out to all finishers who provide their mailing address.

TVFF’s mission is to grow and distribute healthy food for those who need it most in Lincoln County. TVFF serves food pantries in Boothbay, Damariscotta/Newcastle, Jefferson, New Harbor, Waldoboro, Whitefield, and Wiscasset, and youth food programs including FARMS at the Y, the YMCA daycare, Newcastle Head Start, and weekend backpack programs at the Boothbay Regional Schools, Bristol Consolidated School, and Wiscasset Elementary School.

To learn more about the farm or to make a secure online donation, visit

The Farm operates in close partnership with Coastal Rivers. Coastal Rivers donates use of its prime farmland at Salt Bay Farm and provides administrative, fundraising and communications support.

Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust is a non-profit, nationally accredited land trust with active programs in land conservation, water quality, trails and public access, and nature education in the Damariscotta-Pemaquid region. For more information, email or visit