Bike to Feed Families

Bag it, Bring it, Bike it in!

Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m.

Starts at the Pump House, 880 E. Waterfront Drive in Homestead

Bike to Feed Families is an upcoming food drive with a twist.  All of the collected donations are biked directly to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.  The easy 10 mile ride along the Great Allegheny Passage starts at the Pump House in Homestead at 10 a.m. on May 11.  The ride is free and no registration is needed. 

Stop by WYEP during our Spring Member Campaign and drop off your WYEP donation in person - be sure to bring a donation for Bike to Feed Families, as well!

Participants simply bring their food donations and something to carry them in (bike baskets and backpacks) and then everybody rides together to the Food Bank, located along the trail. 

This is the second Bike to Feed Families ride.  The first ride was organized by a group of volunteers last October.  17 strangers became friends in pedaling for a purpose.  This year’s ride is expected to draw more cyclists, AND to stretch the impact, riders are organizing workplace food drives leading up to the ride.  Cyclists of all abilities are welcome.

Learn more at facebook.com/biketofeedfamilies or at wyep.org / wesa.fm.

Most needed items:

High fiber cereal

Canned beans

Canned tuna & salmon in water

Canned vegetables

Diapers & toilet tissue

Please, no glass. 

 

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that collects and distributes food through a 380+ member network in 11 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. Through food solicitation, fund raising, special events, and community partnerships, the Food Bank gathers food at our 94,000 square foot warehouse in Duquesne, PA. Through outlets such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, after school programs, senior high rises, MH-MR drop-in centers, neighborhood food assistance agencies, emergency or disaster-related feeding sites, regional food banks, Meals on Wheels, community centers, and special programs, the Food Bank currently distributes around 27 million pounds of food per year. Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is a member of Feeding America.