9th annual bike ride to fight hunger
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9th annual bike ride to fight hunger

Danny Frenkel and David Feuerstein (Courtesy JFCS)
Danny Frenkel and David Feuerstein (Courtesy JFCS)

Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey will hold its 9th annual JFCS Wheels-for-Meals –Ride to Fight Hunger ride and hike on Sunday, June 23. This year’s event, held rain or shine, has bike routes ranging from 3- to 50-miles through the scenic Hudson Valley, and a 2.3 mile hike through Rockleigh Woods Sanctuary. The day— for the whole family — raises awareness to fight hunger in the community. It will begin and end at Temple Emanu-El in Closter and there will be food and beverages.

The annual JFCS Meals-for-Wheels, Ride to Fight Hunger was founded by David Feuerstein in 2011 when he was 15. Since then, the ride has raised over $900,000, with proceeds supporting JFCS food assistance programs including Kosher Meals on Wheels and the JFCS food pantries serving nearly 200 families who visit the Teaneck and Fair Lawn locations. 

Major sponsors include Becton Dickinson, Diamond Chemical Co., Eastwick College, LB Goodman & Co., Holy Name Medical Center, NJ Eye and Ear, Optima Fund Management, Oritani Bank, Plan A Advisors, SB One Bank, ShopRite, Stop & Shop, and Tranzact. 

For more information, call (201) 837-9090 or go to RidetoFightHunger.com. To rent a bicycle, call the Tenafly Bicycle Workshop at (201) 568-9372.

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