In Derry, they're spinning their wheels for food pantries
The East Derry resident was moved to action after learning that food pantries are facing depleted stocks and bare shelves as the holiday season approaches.
“We are riding to alleviate hunger,” Bourdon said.
In the spin-athon, people will pedal stationary bicycles for two hours to raise money to help food pantries in town. The event is set to run from 10 a.m. to noon on Dec. 14 at The Workout Club, 35 Manchester Road. Registration, coffee and a light breakfast will be available starting at 8:45 a.m.
“I just wanted to find a way to bring as much awareness and raise as much money for these organizations,” he said.
Bourdon also spoke during a public forum at Tuesday night’s Town Council meeting, asking councilors for their support.
After hearing the request, Councilor Mark Osborne stepped forward and agreed to ride in the event. First Baptist Church Pastor Malcolm Widness also plans to ride, Bourdon said.
Even though he isn’t an avid cyclist, Bourdon said he will be riding as well. He added that he will not only be riding, but leading the spin-athon with Shawn Mullen, a spin instructor.
Organizers will be holding a silent auction on the day of the event and local businesses are encouraged to donate items.
All of the money and proceeds will go to benefit the Sonshine Soup Kitchen and the First Baptist Church Community Food Pantry, Bourdon said.
For more information, contact Bourdon at (603) 998-2433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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