Tell us about the Ride for Food.
The Ride for Food is a grassroots biking fundraiser to support local food pantries like Family Table. On September 21, members of the JF&CS Family Table riding team will join with 11 other food pantry teams on a scenic bike ride to raise funds to fight hunger in our communities. Riders can choose routes of 12, 25, or 50 miles and all the money the Family Table riders raise will support Family Table. If our team raises at least $10,000 we will even earn “bonus money,” (from the money raised by the organizers of the Ride). It’s going to be a very fun event, with lots of food, raffle prizes, and good spirit—all for a great cause!
Why are you participating?
We are excited to be participating this year because it is a fantastic new way for us to engage more people who are passionate about the work of Family Table. We expect to have a team of around 20 riders, all of whom are enthusiastic about biking and committed to helping those in need. Each of them, in turn, is reaching out to their personal networks and educating them about Family Table. Even those who choose not to donate will have learned more about Family Table, so it’s a win no matter what. The Ride for Food is also a great way for Family Table to interact more with other food pantries in the area. Ultimately, the better we know each other, the better we can support each other in the fight against hunger.