Join us for our 6th annual Cranksgiving Cedar Rapids Sunday, Nov. 13th, and help us fill the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry to its brim!
Cranksgiving is a food drive on two wheels with many purposes; part bike ride, part food drive, and part scavenger hunt. It's been held annually in New York City since 1999. Every year, throughout the country, Cranksgiving events help provide thousands of needy families with a wealth of food during the holiday season. For the sixth year in a row, we're including Cedar Rapids in this national movement!
Pump up your tires, grab your helmet, lights, lock, your navigational skills, and $20-25 to purchase goods. Registration/check-in starts in the NewBo City Market at 10am with some caffeinated essentials from our friends, Roasters NewBo. We invite you to support local and grab some breakfast from one of the many great NewBo Shopkeepers.
You'll be provided a manifest with a list of food items to buy from specific grocery stores around town, and time before the official start to strategize your route. At 11am we'll roll out and it's up to you to navigate yourself to each grocery store 'checkpoint' to purchase the specific food items on our list. Once you've acquired everything you're able to on the list, you must deliver the goods to the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry and make it back down to the NewBo neighborhood for the After Party at the Olympic Southside Theatre from 3-6pm.
Every item from our manifest that you purchase- and this donate- earns you a raffle ticket to enter for a chance to take home some RAD prizes from our favorite neighborhood businesses! Your manifest, including receipts, also earns you a free beer from Lion Bridge Brewing Company and a RAD Cranksgiving CR printed kerchief from our homies at Bike Rags.
Since 2017, Cranksgiving Cedar Rapids participants have donated THOUSANDS of pounds of goods to help actualize holiday celebrations for less fortunate members of our community.
The Loaves & Fishes is a food pantry located in Tanager Place at 1030 5th Ave. SE Suite 1700 It is a joint ministry of Westminster Presbyterian Church and Christ Episcopal Church. Their guiding principles are to treat everyone with respect and offer as much choice and dignity as possible. This resource reaches more than 1,500 individuals each month. Clients are typically poor, old, unemployed, disabled, homeless, abandoned, veterans, mentally ill, refugees, and single parents.
Visit the Loaves & Fishes website (https://www.crwpc.org/loaves-and-fishes
) for more information about Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry and how you can continue to contribute to this invaluable resource.
Registration is encouraged but not required! Day of registration accepted!
Contact Goldfinch Cyclery with any questions // (319) 775-0203 or INFO@GOLDFINCHCYCLERY.COM