Ride for Food 2016

Ride for Food 2016
This Sunday Three Squares New England hosted our fifth annual Ride for Food! This event marks over $1 million raised to support food access and hunger relief organizations in Boston. In our fifth year, we worked with 18 exceptional non-profit partners that work hard day in and day out to make sure families and individuals get the nutritious food they need. These partners recruited 350 riders who worked as advocates, supporters, and team members to help their organizations reach their fundraising goals. We were joined this year by State Representative Paul McMurty to get us fired up as we kicked off the ride.
 
The ride happens each year thanks to a tremendous team of volunteers that deliver, haul, arrange, photograph and organize everything that needs to get done for the ride. It’s because of you that the ride happens every year and all our partners and riders leave with smiles on their faces. The Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band kept everyone jamming along as they crossed the finish line. A special thank you to our Emcee Rob Blaney of the Dedham Youth Commission who rallies the crowd and gets us all of the right information at the right time. We appreciate all of your efforts!
 
We couldn’t be more thankful for this community of hard working people who never hesitate to kick it into high gear to help people in need. Though the Ride for Food is our primary event Three Squares New England is a year-round resource for food access and hunger relief information and events. Sign up for our mailing list to stay in touch with all of our programs and initiatives. 
 
We could not have accomplished this year’s Ride for Food without the help of our tremendous sponsors who gave their time, services and products to make the ride a spectacular event this year.
 
Food Sponsors
Shake Shack
Panera
Grillo’s Pickles
Big Bear Cafe (Dedham)
Polar Seltzer
Natalie’s Juice
Chipotle
Whole Foods Market
Good Day Chocolate
Sam Adams
Clown Shoes Beer
Ipswich Brewery
 
Bike/Rider Support
Pedro’s
Frank’s Spoke n Wheel
Ferris Wheels
Body Balance
Be Well Within, Newton
Boston Bike Messengers  
 
Financial Sponsors
Direct Federal
Blue Hills Bank
Eastern Bank
Needham Bank
Walpole Co-operative Bank
Watertown Savings Bank
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
RES Software
Reliable Respiratory
AAA Northeast
Shake Shack