Combating Hunger, Supporting Children, Making Every Purchase Affordable and Impactful


Registration: $25 Per Person
Includes Free Snacks & Drinks

Free t-shirt for the FIRST 30 who register

Food Trucks, Live Music, Corn Hole, & More
Fries Town Park from 5:00pm – 9:00pm

5:00 pm Start
Fries New River Trail Head
323 Firehouse Dr .
Out and Back

Race Day Registration 3:30pm – 4:45pm

Bring the Family & Join the Fun!
Race participation is not required to come and have fun!


Our Food Bank passes out quality, nutritionally sound boxes including fresh produce, breads, canned and boxed goods and often desserts. Our service area includes the counties of Grayson and Carroll and the City of Galax.


We provide greatly reduced and affordable goods especially priced for the underserved. Donations can include clean, gently used clothing; sporting goods; kids toys and clothes; household goods, furniture, appliances, electronics and books.


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Pounds of Food Used for Food Bank in 2023

Volunteers Helping Complete Our Mission in 2023

Average Number of People Served Each Month


At Willing Partners, our mission is to combat hunger, support children in crisis, and make every purchase affordable and impactful. Donated goods sold through our thrift store support our food bank which ensures that every purchase is a catalyst for positive change. Anchored in faith, and partnering with community organizations and grocery stores our program combats food insecurity for hungry individuals and families, while mitigating food waste.  Additionally, we are dedicated to offering essential resources for children facing crisis situations and desire to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those in need.


We are supported by the generosity of our community, and provide many of our services through the sales from our Thrift Store. We accept in-kind, food, and monetary donations but receive no governmental funds except for commodities provided for the food bank through the USDA. We are guided by the values of compassion, integrity, quality and stewardship and truly value everything that is given us.