On Sunday, June 17, Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey held its 8th annual Wheels for Meals Ride to Fight Hunger. This year’s ride, which attracted nearly 200 cyclists and hikers, raised more than $100,000 to help hungry families in Bergen and Passaic counties. Beginning and ending at the Jewish Home at Rockleigh, the ride took cyclists through the Hudson Valley and offered challenging bike routes of 3, 10, 25, and 50-miles.
The day’s proceeds support two JFCSNNJ programs — Kosher Meals on Wheels, which distributes more than 45,000 meals to homebound seniors each year, and the JFCS food pantries in Teaneck and Fair Lawn, which feed nearly 500 families in northern New Jersey. Great weather, energetic volunteers, and delicious food kept participants invigorated after their journeys.