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Cranksgiving is a food drive on two wheels; part bike ride, part food drive, and part scavenger hunt. It’s been held annually in New York City since 1999. Every year, throughout the country, Cranksgiving events help provide thousands of needy families with a wealth of food during the week of Thanksgiving. For the third year in a row, we’re including Cedar Rapids in this national movement!
Pump up your tires, grab your helmet, lights, lock, your navigational skills and $15-$20 to purchase food. Registration/check-in starts in the NewBo City Market at 10am with some breakfast essentials from our friends, Roasters NewBo and La Renya. You’ll be provided a manifest with a list of food items to buy from specific grocery stores around town, and time before the official start to strategize your route. At 11am we’ll roll out and it’s up to you to navigate yourself to each grocery store ‘checkpoint’ to purchase the specific food items on our list. Once you’ve acquired everything on the list you must deliver the goods to the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry and make it back down to the NewBo Market for our finish-line + after party. Every item from our manifest that you purchase/donate earns you a raffle ticket to enter for a chance to take home some RAD prizes! Your completed manifest, including all of your receipts, also earns you a free pint from Lion Bridge Brewing Company Company and the official Cranksgiving Cedar Rapids t-shirt from our homies at Bike Rags. Last year, a literal ton (2000lbs!) of non-perishable food and hygiene items were donated to the food pantry and we’d love to top that this year.
Loaves & Fishes is a food pantry located in Westminster’s mission house at 1251 Third Avenue, SE. It is a joint ministry of Westminster Presbyterian Church and Christ Episcopal Church. Their guiding principles are to treat everyone with respect and offer as much choice and dignity as possible. Every Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m between 100-200 people come to the pantry for a box of food organized and distributed by volunteers. In turn, that food reaches about 1,500 individuals each month. Clients are typically poor, old, unemployed, disabled, homeless, abandoned, veterans, mentally ill and single parents. Visit the Loaves & Fishes website (https://www.crwpc.org/loaves-and-fishes) for more information about Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry and how you can continue to contribute to this invaluable resource.
Contact Logan at Goldfinch Cyclery with any questions // (319) 775-0203 or INFO@GOLDFINCHCYCLERY.COM