The event raised more than $20,000 to directly support the operations of End Hunger In Calvert County and its affiliated food pantries.
More than 500 cyclists took over the roads of Calvert County on April 28, coming from all over the East Coast and as far as Texas, to participate in the 4th Annual Bike Ride to End Hunger.
The event raised more than $20,000 to directly support the operations of End Hunger In Calvert County and its affiliated food pantries. In addition, more than 100 volunteers supported the event to make the day possible.
Cyclists had the choice of four course routes 15 miles, 35 miles, 48 miles, and 63 miles. The four trails were deliberately selected to display the natural beauty Calvert County holds. Riders traveled through the woods of Sunderland and Chesapeake Beach, alongside the waters in North Beach, and across the rolling farm hills in Huntingtown.
More than raising money, these cyclists came with a purpose, to raise awareness about the growing hunger issue in Calvert County. As the economy continues to suffer, the number of county families needing assistance grows. Currently, more than 10,000 people use the services of local food pantries; that is a 40-percent increase over the last two years.
“It’s more than a bike ride, its an opportunity for cyclists to do what they love and make a difference while they do it,” says Robin Brungard, director of programs for End Hunger In Calvert County. “Now in our fourth year, our riders participate with understanding that they are a direct part of making a real difference in the lives of Calvert County.”
For a list of End Hunger In Calvert County Food Pantries visit endhungercalvert.org.