Bike For Bread
BIKE FOR BREAD is a non-profit organization based in Willimantic, Connecticut run by local volunteers whose mission is to increase social awareness and raise money to help those in need. Proceeds benefit Connecticut soup kitchens and food banks. Because it is run entirely by volunteers, Bike for Bread has no overhead costs and all money raised goes directly to helping the hungry.
Living in one of the wealthiest states in one of the wealthiest countries in the world, people too often assume that the issue of hunger doesn’t exist here. Unfortunately, it does. According to Connecticut Food Bank statistics, in our state alone, 350,000 people are hungry or food insecure at some point during the year. Forty percent of these people are children.
Since its start in 1996, Bike for Bread has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for those in need in northeastern Connecticut.
The volunteers of Bike For Bread are familiar faces in the community who see those in need rising in number. These are not faceless people, but rather friends and neighbors. We need to help.
Bike for Bread Bike-A-Thon 2007 Student-dri
ven initiative started by the Oswegatchie School Enrichment Clusters.
Bike for Bread Bike-A-Thon 2006 Student-driven initiative started by the Oswegatchie School Enrichment Clusters.
2005 Bike-A-Thon Third graders at Oswegatchie School join forces with Bike for Bread for a Community Ride in June 2005.
2000 Bike For Bread Across America On June 24, 2000, the BIKE FOR BREADteam headed up by Ray Ara
mini, departed from Stockton, California and set out to bike 3,037 miles across America to finish in Willimantic Connecticut on July 30, 2000. The ride was successful and concluded with a “Community Ride” allowing bicyclists to join in on the last 25, 16, 10, 5, or 2 miles of the Bike for Bread Across America trip. Ray and the volunteers and supporters of Bike For Bread were welcomed home by a celebration in Willimantic attended by many local and state leaders.
1996 500-Mile Canada to Connecticut Ride In the summer of 1996, Bike For Bread had its first event which covered 500 miles from the border of Canada to Willimantic, CT and raised over $65,000.