Jewish Family Service of Bergen and North Hudson has opened registration for the sixth annual Wheels-for-Meals Ride to Fight Hunger on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19. Since its inception, more than 1,500 people have participated, raising more than $500,000. This year, athletes of all ages and abilities once again will take to the streets of Bergen County to cycle in support of JFS, raising funds and awareness to fight hunger in our community.
The ride funds the 54,000 meals delivered each year to the homebound elderly and disabled in our area from JFS’s Teaneck office, and it fills the JFS food pantry.
The ride, which starts and ends at the Jewish Home at Rockleigh, offers 3-, 10-, 25-, 35-, and 50- mile routes, as well as a 1-mile walk. Each rider receives a t-shirt, breakfast, snacks, drinks, and prizes. All children will receive medals for completing the ride. Bike jerseys and bib-shorts are given to riders who raise $1,000 and $1,800 respectively.
Registration can be completed online at Ridetofighthunger.com. For information or sponsorship opportunities, call Jaymie Kerr at (201) 837-9090 or email her at Jaymiek@jfsbergen.org.