On Saturday, May 9th, First City Cycling's Steve Stefko will attempt to ride at least 100 miles on a .25 mile loop as a fundraiser for the Food Bank of Larimer County.
Read Steve's message below for full details and how you can help.
What: In these uncertain times, I want to support our community in a unique way. I live in Fort Collins on a small, non-throughway loop. It’s the perfect opportunity to ride laps as I encourage donations to the Food Bank for Larimer County. My plan is to ride at least 400 laps of the 0.25 mile loop. If all goes smoothly, I hope to approach 120 or maybe even 150 miles (which would be 600 laps).
When: Saturday, May 9th. I hope to get started around 7am.
Where: Valley Forge Ave and Hampshire Square https://www.strava.com/routes/26588003
Why: The Food Bank of Larimer County needs our help!
Ensuring kids have access to nutritious meals is a top priority! While schools are closed in Larimer County, the Food Bank has established meal sites that will serve free grab-and-go lunches until further notice.
Supporting the Nourishing Network
This includes more than 100 nonprofit organizations throughout the county including: Boys and Girls Club, Foothills Gateway, Respite Care, Crossroads Safehouse, Fort Collins Rescue Mission and various community food pantries.
Hunger's surprising impacts...
-32% of school-aged children in Larimer County receive free or reduced meals.
-1O.9% Larimer County residents live at or below the Federal Poverty guideline.
-38,040 Larimer County residents are food insecure, meaning lacking reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
What you can do!:
1. Donate to the Food Bank of Larimer County via my fundraising page: https://my.foodbanklarimer.org/hundohood
2. Drop off a shelf-stable or canned item at the corner of Valley Forge Ave and Hampshire Square during the “Hundo in the Hood”, approx from 7 am to 7 pm.
3. Come by and ride a couple laps with me...socially distanced of course!
4. Swing by and give a shout of encouragement.
Thank you for the support! Let’s show the Food Bank of Larimer County how we can rise to an occasion even with short notice. I hope to raise $2,000 by Monday, May 11th for those who need it most in our community.
If you or someone you know could use some help please visit https://foodbanklarimer.org/ for more information.