Local cyclists are gearing up to bike across the state to end the scourge of childhood hunger across Florida in the Pan-Florida Challenge happening March 10-11.
The PFC Ride for Hungry Kids features 6 routes from a family-friendly 10 miler to a 200-mile cross-Florida adventure from Naples to Vero Beach.
Cyclists in each ride are encouraged to raise funds for the PFC school feeding program with 100 percent of rider funds going directly to feed hungry children.
“Together with our sponsors, we’ve provided more than 3 million meals to Florida children, “ said Ed Mullen, founder and chairman of the Pan-Florida Challenge. “We are feeding 2,750 children every week in 10 counties across the state with rider donations. We couldn't stage such a series of fantastic rides without the help of our dedicated sponsors.”
4 In Your Corner reporter and meteorologist Tony Sadiku will be participating in the challenge by taking on the 200 mile ride from Naples to Vero Beach.
"For these kids, the 1 in 4 who are food insecure, hunger isn't a temporary inconvenience. It's their daily reality," said Tony Sadiku. "I love what the Pan Florida Challenge is doing about this solvable problem in our communities and I'm happy to get involved."
If you would like to donate towards the fight to end childhood hunger in Florida click here.
For more information on the Pan-Florida Challenge visit panfloridachallenge.org/