• Ride to Provide

    This article was published on August 16, 2016

    Click here to read the Burlington's Post's article about the Ride to Provide.

    On Friday September 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Partnership West Food Bank and Food for Life will be hosting the Ride to Provide, a high energy indoor cycling event at World Tour Indoor Cycling, where riders will take part in an exhilarating two hour indoor relay ride. All proceeds from this event will go towards fighting hunger in the community.

    One in seven families in Burlington are battling hunger. There is an ongoing need to provide food 12 months a year to the hungry in the community. The individuals that Food for Life and Partnership West support are diverse and encompass many people. Hunger doesn’t discriminate. It impacts a neighbour, friend, relative, or co-worker. Ride to Provide will help raise funds to allow Food for Life and Partnership West to build their programs and provide more food to the hungry.

    “Collaboration is extremely important to Food for Life because it makes us stronger, and together we can achieve more than we can individually,” says Brenda Hajdu Food for Life’s Executive Director. “Working with Partnership West on this important fundraising initiative has allowed us to share ideas and resources to create an excellent event while keeping overhead costs very low.”
    You can sign up as an individual rider and we will put you on a team or you can sign up as team of four and cycle for 30 minutes each and top cycling instructors will lead participants through the ride on a big indoor screen. All riders will receive a cycling shirt and lunch will be provided by Jake’s Grill and Oyster House. Food for Life and Partnership West would like to encourage all Burlington businesses, organizations and individuals to purchase a bike, sign up as a rider, or sponsor a rider. Every dollar contributed counts in feeding the hungry in the community. To learn more about the event and to register visit: ridetoprovide.ca.

    “We are thrilled to be working alongside Food for Life on this fundraising event and are confident that the Burlington community is going to rally together to make this event a success,” says Partnership West Board Member, Norm Crook. “The money raised from this event will directly impact those who are struggling to put food on their tables in Burlington.”
    For more information please contact:

    Norm Crook
    Board Member, Partnership West Burlington Food Bank
    Norman_crook@sympatico.ca
    416-903-0089