Posted by Bernice Behar

Ride for FoodOn September 21, a team representing JF&CS Family Table participated in the third annual Ride for Food sponsored by Three Squares New England. Each year this event brings teams from local food pantries to bike together for a vital cause. The spirit of the day is cooperative and festive, and participants share the twin goals of raising awareness about hunger in our communities and raising funds to support designated food pantries. This was the first year that Family Table fielded a team. Our group comprised twelve people including JF&CS staff, Family Table volunteers, and friends and family members. Participants could ride 12, 25, or 50 miles along scenic roads west of Boston. Together, the Family Table team raised nearly $13,000, all of which will be used to provide food and other services to our 400 client families.

Ride for FoodMany thanks to everyone who participated – whether by riding, volunteering, or donating. With your help, it was an incredibly successful first year. We look forward to participating again next year and hope that even more riders will join us. Please be in touch with us if you're curious to learn more!

Tandem bike photo taken by Dean Baur Photos. JF&CS Family Table team photo taken by VM Hohn Photography.

bernice beharBernice Behar is the Program Manager for Family Table, the largest kosher food pantry serving Greater Boston and the North Shore. She joined JF&CS in 2010 having spent many years working in the financial industry as a chartered financial analyst and investment manager. Bernice brings to Family Table a passion for helping people access nutritious food and a dedication to working in the Jewish community. She is an active board member at her synagogue and holds a BA from the University of California Berkeley.