Posted by Bernice Behar

Ride for Food 2016 TeamThe 5th Annual Ride for Food was held on Sunday, September 25 and by all counts it was a great success. It was a glorious fall day and more than 300 people turned out to cycle 10, 25, or 50 miles in support of hunger relief. This year, the JF&CS Family Table team had 29 riders, all of whom raised critical funds to support Family Table. After each of us completed our courses, we gathered with the other riders and shared lunch and stories from our rides. It's fair to say that everyone left feeling inspired and with a sense of great accomplishment. We hope even more people join us next year!

The Ride for Food is an amazing opportunity for Family Table to raise needed funds Ride for Food 2016and gain critical awareness of our mission. Thanks to our riders and their many supporters, the Family Table team reached our goal of raising $25,000, all of which will help Family Table provide nutritious groceries to more than 600 families in the coming year. What's more, the entire event surpassed its goal by raising $445,000, which will benefit hunger relief organizations like ours throughout Greater Boston.

Kudos to Three Squares New England, whose sole purpose is to raise funds to support hunger relief, for organizing this annual event.

It's not too late to donate to the Family Table Ride for Food team! Donations are gratefully accepted until Friday, October 14.

Bernice Behar is the Director of 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.