BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Bike Baton Rouge held its 4th annual Cranksgiving event Saturday, November 17 and raised about 350 lbs of food.
The organization also raised $200 for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Bike Baton Rouge would like to thank the businesses that contributed to the event, including Capitol Cyclery, Front Yard Bikes at Mid City, Giraphic Prints, Matherne’s Market, Bet-R Grocery, Calandro’s Supermarket, and Brew Ha-Ha.
The event is both a scavenger hunt and a food drive. It originated in New York in 1999 and is now held in more than 80 cities across the country.
“Bike Baton Rouge would like to thank the Cranksgiving participants who, per person, brought in the largest haul of groceries to date. Together, we can help make sure nobody goes hungry this holiday season. If you didn’t get a chance to donate, you can do so directly at the Greater Baton Rouge Food bank website,” said Mika Torkkola, vice president of Bike Baton Rouge.
In 2017, more than 400 lbs of food was donated by nearly 100 participants.