The Ride for Food is a bicycle event organized by Three Squares New England to raise money for hunger relief throughout the Greater Boston area. This year, the event will support 21 food pantries, kitchens, community farms, and food rescue organizations—including The Food Project—with a total fundraising goal of $600,000!
Hunger is a growing problem in New England. The Greater Boston Food Bank’s most recent Hunger Study estimates that one in nine residents are at risk of hunger—one-third of whom are children. Project Bread’s 2014 Status Report on Hunger in Massachusetts found that the food insecurity rate has increased by 71% over the past ten years.
The Ride for Food's mission is to eliminate food insecurity through building out the capacity of local area hunger relief organizations by assisting with fundraising, visibility and community engagement to broaden and strengthen the local food system.