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Ride Your Can Off: to Benefit Gleaners Food Bank

Jul 03, 2011 04:58PM

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Gleaners Food Bank invites you to “Ride Your Can Off!” on July 16. This inaugural motorcycle event will benefit Gleaners’ BackSacks Weekend Food for Kids program, enabling Gleaners to provide a low-income child with food for the weekend, when school is out, with every $4 that is donated.   

The ride begins at Harley Davidson of Indianapolis with registration starting at 9:00 a.m. Riders will then be escorted through Marion County, including a lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The ride finishes at noon at Gleaners Food Bank where bikers will be treated to lunch, entertainment, a “Ride-In bike show” and raffles until 1:30 p.m.

Each year, over 160,000 Hoosiers depend on food and critical grocery products provided by Gleaners Food Bank to hunger relief agencies throughout 21 counties in central and southeastern Indiana. Gleaners was founded in 1980 and is a member of Feeding America the nation’s food bank network. Since then, the food bank has distributed over 280 million pounds of food and grocery products to nearly 400 hunger relief agencies. In Gleaners’ service area, more than 287,000 people live in poverty—and 103,000 of them are children.

Fees: by June 30, $25 rider/$10 passenger; day of event, $30 rider/$10 passenger. Riders and passengers who pre-register will be guaranteed a free event T-shirt. Locations: Harley Davidson, 4146 E 96th St.; Gleaners Food Bank, 3737 Waldemere Ave. For more info or to register, call Carrie Fulbright at 317-925-0191 ext. 104, visit Gleaners.org or email [email protected]. You can also log onto http://bit.ly/RIDEURCANOFF to print out a registration form.

 

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