Family biking 300 miles for WCU Bike for Food
The 7th Annual WCU Bike for Food is now underway and Mark Wiewel and his 2 sons are riding their bicycles to raise $20,000 for area food pantries
This year Mark Wiewel and his 2 sons are riding approximately 300 miles on their bicycles in an attempt to raise money for area food pantries. Since 2006 the WCU Bike for Food has raised 69 thousand dollars for food pantries in Quincy, Hannibal, Palmyra and Canton.
This year, their goal is $20,000 and they need your help. Mark explains how great the need is at the area food pantries.
“Eleven months into their year they’ve already served 16,000 people and they’re estimated to serve 17,000 by the end of this month when their fiscal year ends. And that’s just one food pantry out of 10 that basically we are raising money for.”
To make a donation send it directly to one or more of 10 area food pantries and most importantly, write the word “BIKE” on your check. If you are paying in cash include a note and mail it directly to the food pantries. If you are donating can goods ask them to include your donation with their other WCU Bike for Food contributions. WCU will match up to a maximum of 500 dollars in donations received.
You can donate to Horizon Social Services, Ladies of Charity, the Madonna House, Quanada Food Pantry, Quincy Catholic Charities, the Salvation Army and St. Francis Food Pantry in Quincy or Douglas Community Center in Hannibal.