Annual Turkey Ride to Benefit the Human Needs Food Pantry

Continuing a tradition that began six years ago, the Montclair Bikery 7th Annual Turkey Ride to collect turkeys for the Human Needs Food Pantry will take place on Sunday, November 24, 2019.  Cyclists will meet at the Montclair Bikery at 145 Valley Road at 9 AM and ride a flat, 15-mile circuitous route to the Brookdale Shoprite on Broad Street, Bloomfield where they will buy frozen turkeys, and deliver them (by bike and van) to the Human Needs Food Pantry in Montclair. The Human Needs Food Pantry distributes more than 1,000 turkeys and all the fixings for a Thanksgiving feast to their clients the week of November 19.

Those who are not able to ride on November 24, may still help the Human Needs Food Pantry by making a contribution for turkeys at the Montclair Bikery.  Partners for Health Foundation will match all monetary donations up to $10,000 made between now and November 24. 

Last year, more than 250 cyclists braved the cold, windy weather and bought and donated 350 turkeys to the Human Needs Food Pantry.  Over the last 6 years, the Turkey Ride has collected 1,300 turkeys and raised $125,000 for the Human Needs Food Pantry.  

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