HATFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – About 350 men and women who care about others, spent their day raising money for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts on Sunday, September 25th.
They helped out by riding their bicycles from 10 to 100 hundred miles through the Pioneer Valley countryside. The more they rode, the more money they raised. Sunday’s cycling event raised more than $114,000 to benefit The Food Bank.
Over the past five years of the “Will Bike 4 Food” event, they’ve raised more than $400,000.
Andrew Morehouse, western Massachusetts food bank Executive Director told 22News, ““It’s very exciting to see all of these riders, volunteers and sponsors come together to support our community. Through their efforts, we can continue to distribute healthy food to children, seniors and hard-working families in the four counties of western Massachusetts who don’t know where their next meal is coming from.”
The co-hosts of this event, 22News Storm Team Meteorologist Brian Lapis and Mass Appeal’s Seth Stutman, were away biking at the time, helping raise money for the western Massachusetts Food Bank.