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We will be accepting donations for the event in the shop.
If you can't attend but still want to donate some items just drop them by the shop and we'll drop them off for you. LCSC is accepting more then just food items - toiletries, kitchen utensils and other household items are welcome.
Here are the details from the Cranksgiving event page:
Cleveland’s cycling community is once again gathering food for disadvantaged families and senior citizens this holiday season! Bike Cleveland and Bike Lakewood are hosting Cleveland’s sixth-annual Cranksgiving, a food drive by bicycle that begins and ends at BottleHouse in Lakewood. There is no cost to join the event, but cyclists usually spend about $15 (or however much you can) on food and supplies for others.
How does Cranksgiving work? Riders of all ages and skill levels receive a map of nearby grocery stores and are challenged to ride their bikes – regardless of weather -- to about four of the stores to purchase one or more food items specified for each. Everything purchased must be hauled by bicycle, either in a bag, pannier, rack, or trailer. You will return to donate the food you collected to benefit Lakewood Community Services Center. Be prepared to spend about $15 (or however much you can) and ride about fifteen miles.
Bonus: Bike Cleveland has 2 bike trailers available for the event if you plan on making larger purchases. If you would like to reserve one, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. A waiting list will be kept in case of no-shows.
Want to contribute even more? Clean out your pantry and bring nonperishable food items to the event. Organize a mini-food drive at your work or in your neighborhood. Or, if you cannot attend, you can make a donation to Bike Cleveland (specifying that it is for Cranksgiving) and a Bike Cleveland board member will fetch groceries on your behalf.
Here's the timeline for the event:
Event Date: Saturday, November 18th
Event Home Base: BottleHouse @ 13368 Madison Avenue, Lakewood 44107
10:30AM - Registration, plus coffee and doughnuts
11:00AM - Brief program and send-off
1:00-1:15PM - Return to BottleHouse and donate food
1:30PM - Closing program and traditional group photo
Special thanks (in alphabetical order): Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland, LakewoodAlive, Ohio City Bicycle Co-op, Pedal for Prizes,Slow Roll Cleveland