On a beautiful September morning, JF&CSFamily Table participated in the fourth annual Ride for Food, a cycling fundraiser sponsored by Three Squares New England. Our team of 20 cyclists joined riders representing 25 other food pantries and food assistance organizations to support food pantries in our area and raise awareness of hunger in our communities. The Ride is also a great excuse to enjoy a fun day of cycling and connect with other people who are committed to the fight against hunger.
This year, each rider chose one of three routes — 10, 25, or 50 miles in length. Each also committed to supporting our fundraising effort by raising money, making their own contribution, or recruiting other riders. This was the second year that Family Table participated in the Ride for Food. Last year’s 12 riders raised $13,000, and this year our team has raised $18,000 so far. These gifts will help provide much needed food for the more than 400 households Family Table serves each month. Donations will be gratefully accepted until October 20.