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Hope for Heroes set for Saturday

By Inside Columbia
Runners in a marathon

The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri will host its annual Hope for Heroes 5K this weekend.

The event benefits the VIP Veteran Pack program, which provides ready-to-eat entrees, soup, fruits and vegetables, as well as toiletries, to food-insecure veterans in 13 counties. The run/walk is set for Saturday at Cosmo Park, with the opening ceremony starting at 7:30 a.m. and the race starting at 7:45 a.m.

Registration is $35. For more information or to register, visit

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