Eric and Wendy Geyer cross the finish line with their 3-year-old granddaughter, Bailee Furness, during the Meals on Wheels Walkathon and fundraiser on May 21 on Whidbey Island. (Daniella Beccaria / For the Herald)

Gallery: A walk in the rain helps feed the needy

Photos by Daniella Beccaria

Special to The Herald

Island County’s Meals on Wheels program serves about 450 people. Despite the rain on May 21, 126 people turned out for a walk at Greenbank Farm and raised $5,020 for the program.

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Participants enjoy a walk through the fields of Greenback Farm during the Meals on Wheels Walkathon and fundraiser on May 21 on Whidbey Island. (Daniella Beccaria / For the Herald)

Lorayne Thompson and Bill Doyle walk the trails of Greenbank Farm during the Meals on Wheels Walkathon and fundraiser on May 21 on Whidbey Island. (Daniella Beccaria / For the Herald)

Participants from the Oak Harbor Senior Center prepare for the Meals on Wheels Walkathon and fundraiser on May 21 on Whidbey Island. (Daniella Beccaria / For the Herald)

Lorayne Thompson, Bill Doyle and Laurie Smith participate in the Meals on Wheels Walkathon and fundraiser on May 21 on Whidbey Island. (Daniella Beccaria / For the Herald)

Debbie Diggins takes a moment to tie her shoe during the Meals on Wheels Walkathon and fundraiser on May 21 on Whidbey Island. (Daniella Beccaria / For the Herald)

Patricia Maddux, owner of Equipped4Life Fitness, leads the warmup before the Meals on Wheels Walkathon and fundraiser on May 21 on Whidbey Island. (Daniella Beccaria / For the Herald)

Bailee Furness, 3, admires her pink balloon during the Meals on Wheels Walkathon and fundraiser on May 21 on Whidbey Island. (Daniella Beccaria / For the Herald)

Nancy Bolin (left) hands out balloons to Diane Eelkema and other members of the Oak Harbor Senior Center during the Meals on Wheels Walkathon and fundraiser on May 21 on Whidbey Island. (Daniella Beccaria / For the Herald)

Pat Carlisto keeps dry under her colorful umbrella during the Meals on Wheels Walkathon and fundraiser on May 21 on Whidbey Island. (Daniella Beccaria / For the Herald)

Debbie Metz, nutrition director for Senior Services of Island County, takes a photo of the Oak Harbor Senior Center participants during the Meals on Wheels Walkathon and fundraiser on May 21 on Whidbey Island. (Daniella Beccaria / For the Herald)

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