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Ride for Food 2020 - Off the Beaten Path

Open Table is again partnering with Three Squares New England in the annual Ride for Food. Due to the current health crisis and social distancing guidelines, this year’s ride has gone virtual… so, choose your preferred activity and join in the fight for hunger-relief.

Registration is Now OPEN!

Join the Team!

Bike, spin, walk, run, or hike for hunger on your own time and on your own path! Ride and raise funds now until October 4th.

Register at https://ride.threesquaresne.org/team/290206

Volunteer!

Volunteers are need to help recruit riders, distribute flyers, organize the team, and get the word out. Much work can be done while staying “safer at home”.

Contact us at volunteer@opentable.org to learn more.

Support the Team!

Support your favorite “rider” or cheer on the whole team. Make a donation to help end hunger in our community.

Support at https://ride.threesquaresne.org/team/290206

Ride Together - Exercise, Fundraising, and Fun!
Get your whole family (or neighborhood) involved in the fun and fundraising with just one $25 registration fee! Simply select one family member to register and manage the fundraising page.
You can also create a team where each member has their own fundraising page. One person creates and names the team (“Create a Team”) When they register, and others can then join the team (“Join a Team”) when they register. Learn more HERE.

There are no fundraising minimums, but we still hope that you will set your own personal goal and use your best efforts to reach it. And Three Squares will reward you for your efforts! All participants who raise $1,250 are eligible to receive a COVETED unique bike jersey, designed by a young local artist. For the non-cyclists, they’ll have a Ride for Food – Off the Beaten Path jacket to sport.

Why Ride?

Why is Open Table participating in the Ride for Food?
Because there is an unacceptable level of hunger in Massachusetts. 1 in 10 households. 726,000 people. 1 in 8 children do not have enough food at home. Think of every 10th car in traffic as someone who is struggling in this state with so much abundance. There is enough food, but not enough will. It’s painful to confront.
Why is there in hunger in Massachusetts? 
It’s the cost of living:
  • 4th highest rent in the nation
  • 4th highest cost of child care
  • Utility costs 57% higher due to our older housing stock and long cold winters and
  • 6th highest cost of employer provided health care in the country.
  • A person making minimum wage $11.00 per hour would need to work 80 hours per week to afford the average two bedroom apartment.
Imagine how the statistics below affect seniors living on social security alone. Our working neighbors and even colleagues may be living with this struggle every day.

How You can Help Today

All are welcome to join in helping alleviate this silent suffering in an effective and fun way, whether riding or not! Book mark this page and look back often for updates or join our mailing list by emailing ride-for-food@opentable.org. Please put Team Open Table RFF 2020 in the subject line.

If you would like to lead a training ride, organize a social meet up at a local restaurant, or organize a pot luck please let us know.

And, of course, you can support the Open Table riders and team financially. Help us be one of the top teams at the ride!

Again you don’t need to be a rider to support the Ride For Food and Open Table – you just need to want to help end hunger in our community.

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