Zero-K for Child Hunger Relief

Zero K
chair aerobics

Get in motion and help stop child hunger in Michigan

THURSDAY, MAY 30th 10:30AM

Registration includes a T-shirt  | An event for all fitness levels - just get moving!

Through generous support from the Conference Board of Pension and Health, a new healthy kind of fundraiser is happening on Thursday, May 30 at 10:30 am. The “Zero-K –Moving To End Child Hunger,” provides the opportunity for everyone – regardless of fitness level – to participate and support this important effort to help children.

With a ØK, you choose how to move your body at a pace that works for you. Even your pet can get involved in a Wag! For those wishing to run/walk/ride/wag we will hold a traditional 5K where you choose your distance and method for completing it. Go the whole 5K or choose shorter loops. For those wanting to move other ways, we will offer options from chair aerobics to counting steps during annual conference. 

This mission event can easily replicated at your local church, organize a fun walk/run locally and receive any donation to relieve child hunger in Michigan. All funds will be distributed to agencies supporting every county in Michigan for immediate hunger relief! Registration will open after March 1, here:

Each day over 500,000 children in Michigan go hungry.

Despite the efforts of many dedicated organizations and agencies, food insecurity remains a serious problem in Michigan. According to the Food Security Council  food insecurity grew in 2020 to approximately 1.9 million people in Michigan, including 552,000 children. While we may not know the full impact of the pandemic on food insecurity, the lack of access and availability of food, poverty, job instability, food shortages and waste, nutritional quality, and other reasons continue to affect people in Michigan.

100% of your donation goes to relieve child hunger

The Michigan Conference Board of Pension and Health have generously covered the cost of Tee-shirts for the first 650 registrants, so 100% of your registration fee will go to agencies that serve and work to relieve child hunger in all counties in Michigan.


Registration closes Monday, May 1 for guaranteed T-shirt delivery

Register for the onsite timed event in Grand Traverse Resort on Thursday, May 30 at 10:30 am OR...

  • Walk, Run or Ride the course at Grand Traverse Resort anytime May 29 - June 1.
  • Plan another activity such as swimming, chair aerobics, or just committing to moving your body during annual conference,
  • Plan a group event at your local church. Most churches are planning their event for Sunday, June 2.
  • Plan events for Youth Groups or Vacation Bible Schools.
  • Walk, Run or Ride your way - you pick the time - we still want your photos! Use #MIUMC5K on social media.
  • Plan a puppy play date - organize a dog walking event complete with pet bandanas.
  • Take pledges for your personal ØK or other commitment to move your body.
  • Challenge another church in your community to join you and match your efforts.
  • Can't go that far? One of last year's participants signed up his grand kids to each walk for him!
  • Make a donation, or sponsor weekend meals for a child for a month, half a school year, or whole school year.

Every little bit you do makes a great difference to a hungry, developing child


Please contact Michigan Conference Event Planner and Annual Conference Executive Team member Nancy Arnold

Resources to Organize a Group Event

Paws to make a difference!

These pets don't want to see any child go hungry, so they're hitting the trails to raise money too! Register your favorite pet to help kids!

Aggie Chloe Klay Gracie Lee Laskos
Lucky Nova Nico Nimbus Rex
Sheraphina Sherloke Sue'la Zuko  
2024 Michigan Annual Conference