Each year New York City communities organize thousands of food drives, donating packaged food items to people in need. As residents of the Bronx, we know first hand the challenges families face trying to make ends meet. Far too often, it is a choice of rent versus medical treatment versus food or other daily essentials.
Cranksgiving is a food drive on two wheels. Part bike ride, part food drive, part scavenger hunt, it has been held annually in New York City since 1999 and in over 80 locations around the globe where each event is locally organized. In 2016, it was held in the Bronx for the first time to benefit BronxWorks and Youth Ministries for Peace & Justice (YMPJ).
Scheduled for November 14th this year, with registration at 11:00 a.m. and starting at noon, Bronx Cranksgiving has adapted to the new circumstances and is doing pre-registration online here and releasing the list of supermarkets and foods needed before the day of. This event goes beyond the traditional food drive by actively connecting cyclists with the communities that will benefit from their participation. During the course of the ride, cyclists bike through the parts of the Bronx their donations will return to, purchasing canned goods and produce listed on a manifest. All items purchased will be donated to Loving The Bronx, non-profit organization that has been providing food together with the Huntington Free Library since the beginning of the pandemic.
This year is the fifth year for the event in the Bronx.
Bronx Cranksgiving 2020: A Food Drive in 2 Wheels will commence at the following location.
The Point CDC
940 Garrison Avenue
Bronx, NY 10474