Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Wheels for Meals Princess Tour!

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One of our region's great cycling events is the Jeff Davis County Food Pantry's Wheels for Meals ride every October.  This is a fundraising ride for the good work of the Food Pantry,  and now there is a new, fun option for "easy" riders, their Princess Tour!  

Only 12 riders will be accepted into the Princess Tour, and they'll receive the ROYAL TREATMENT!

  • Private van ride to the top of the mountain for an 18 mile DOWNHILL ride!
  • Chocolate croissants, orange juice and espresso on the van!
  • Princess worthy surprises!
All riders are required to register and raise at minimum of $250 in pledges for the Food
Pantry.  Where does the money go?  Read below from their website:

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"Since 1998, the Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County has been offering supplemental food to about 20% of the families in the county. Our distribution is twice a month in Fort Davis and Valentine.  These families have a total income below poverty line.  The food is purchased through USDA and Feeding America.  The Food Pantry also works with the West Texas Food Bank and local grocery stores to provide a variety of healthy meals. 

Each year, The Food Pantry distributes more than 40 tons of food to more than 155 households. The average number of people in each household is 2.6 with an income of $13,866.099 a year which is far below the US poverty guideline. 

The Food Pantry also supports a school lunch program for the students in Fort Davis since there is no program at the school."

To sign up as a rider, click HERE for the registration form!  Click HERE for more information!

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