This year Community Harvest Project is thrilled to be one of the organizations participating in the Ride for Food! This bike ride serves as a fundraiser for small, local non-profit organizations working in the hunger relief food system within Central and Eastern Massachusetts. The Ride for Food is the morning of Sunday, September 25 and has 10, 25, or 50 mile staffed route options beginning and ending at Noble and Greenough School campus in Dedham, MA. This is a family friendly event for many abilities. Community Harvest Projects hopes to recruit 10 people to the CHP Team and raise over $10,000 for the organization.
Robb Ahlquist, Volunteer Board Member at Community Harvest Project, initiated CHP’s involvement in this event and has taken the lead role in coordinating the CHP team. Robb dedicates a lot of his time to financial development at CHP and recognized The Ride for Food a perfect opportunity for him to help out further volunteer his time. “Fundraising is always challenging so the chance to combine two of my passions (supporting CHP and riding my bike) is a great opportunity to accomplish two things at one event.”
The Ride for Food was created by the non-profit Three Squares New England in 2012 as a way for smaller non-profit organizations to participate in a large scale fundraising opportunity. Focused on eliminating food insecurity by building the capacity of organizations, the Ride for Food creates an alliance of food relief organizations who have diverse approaches to addressing the problem of food insecurity. In 2012 the Ride for Food worked with a single organization but this year 18 organizations across Central and Eastern Massachusetts will fundraise and ride together while building awareness of their shared cause.
If you or someone you know is interested in fundraising and riding for the cause with the CHP, we invite you to learn more about the day and join our team! Registration is $75 and each rider is encouraged to raise money for the $10,000 team goal through the online platform where community members can donate towards your individual ride. If you’re more interested in volunteering the day of the event, sign up for one of the many volunteer positions and help CHP support this collaborative event!
Thank you, Robb, for taking the initiative on this event and for getting Community Harvest Project involved in the Ride for Food! We appreciate all that you do for CHP!