Thanks4giving was a huge success!! Thanks to the 25ish people that made their way to Eich's with bags full of food in the downpour. We weighed in each person's food donation and loaded the food into bike trailers, baskets, cargo bikes and some other interesting bike hauling contraptions. We had a clear winner, as FBC Lifetime Member for Life Ron personally brought in over 41lbs of food...and in return he got a $50 gift certificate to Larson's.
Once we had all the food loaded we made our way to the Food Bank. Thanks to John for coming in after hours to meet us and check our food in. All the food was weighed in for an official total of 273lbs. We also raised $100 in cash to hand over.
Food dumped, we charged through the rain to our final destination. In an effort to keep everyone's costs down for the evening, so they could spend as much as possible of food donations, we had the after party at FBC Lifetime Member for Life Dave's house. Bonfire, free beer, 80s gangster rap, Christmas lights, bike trailer rides, a stripper pole instructional, a turkey and a lost dog were just a few of the highlights I recall.
So, you may be asking how many people 273lbs and $100 may feed and for how long. Good Question. Dept of Agriculture estimates the average person eats 4.7lbs of food per day. $1 roughly buys you 1lbs of food. So, FBC Sandpoint's donation will feed almost 80 people for a 1 day. That's some shit to get excited about.
As with most of these things, it takes a biker village to make them happen. Thanks again to FBCLMFL Fast Eddie and J-Rad, Larson's, 219er, Food Bank (John and Alice) and all the generous FBC riders that braved the rain.
One final note, our sister chapter...or brother chapter...or those like minded bikers in Spokane that ride under the Full Moon like we do, had a total of 20 riders for their ride this month. That means FBC Sandpoint dominated the rider numbers for November!! Sorry Jeff. I only bring this up because it will probably NEVER happen again. You see they have been doing their rides for over 5 years, typically have some 100-200 riders and generally just do awesome stuff.
However, just another thing for FBC Sandpoint to be proud of this month...
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