Loudoun Food Pantry Thanksgiving Support Ride

Saturday, November 14, 2020, 9:30 am

Maverick Bikes & Café

32-C Catoctin Cir, SE

Loudoun Hunger Relief packs unused food that was donated by local stores. (Photo by Douglas Graham)

As Thanksgiving approaches, there will be some in Loudoun County who will come up short this year. Many have lost their income due to Covid-19 and the food pantries have already experienced shortages.On Saturday, November 14 at 9:30, please join Maverick Bikes & Café on a ride to Loudoun Hunger Relief’s pantry with our backpacks, panniers, or bike trailers loaded with donations for Thanksgiving. The pantry has requested donations of Thanksgiving Dinner Bags. No perishables please. Gift cards from a grocery store are good too. See below for the list.Following the ride, Maverick Café will have a ribbon cutting at 11:00 with Leesburg Mayor Burk, to celebrate their official opening.Since we will be riding in the street for part of the ride, Leesburg Police Department will participate in the ride with two officers on bicycles.This is a beginner lever ride, no one will be left behind. The route round trip is about 7 miles at an average of 8 mph.Donations will be accepted at Maverick Café ahead of time.Helmets are required. Facemasks are required for pre-ride briefing.Items needed for Thanksgiving Dinner Bag:- Stuffing mix- 4 cans of vegetables- Boxed potatoes (not fresh)- Gravy (no glass please)- Cornbread or biscuit mix- Cranberry sauce- Dessert mix/ingredientsNothing perishable please!- Put a $10 or $20 grocery store gift card in a separate envelope, not in the bag.Can’t make a bag? Give a family dinner by donating $25.For more information about the ride and updates in case of inclement weather, go to…/events/274125722/ .

Ampersand Pantry Project

We are an official drop off point supporting the Ampersand Pantry Project which is an ongoing 24-7 charity food drive for our shop. Products for drop off are shelf-stable food and also personal hygiene products. The drop off station is located at the front door of our shop.

Opportunities, Alternatives and Resources

Maverick Bikes & Cafe has partnered with Opportunities, Alternatives and Resources which has offices in Fairfax, Leesburg and Manassas to get clients on bikes so that they may keep their jobs.  

OAR rebuilds lives and breaks the cycle of crime with opportunities, alternatives, and resources for justice-involved individuals and their families to create a safer community. Your support with bicycle donations is an important part of our success! Maverick Bikes has begun our donation work for OAR ex-offender clients with great success but we need your help. If you have some interest in this idea, please let us know or you can just donate your old bike at our store in Leesburg.  Cash donations earmarked for this program are also welcomed. Please feel free to check out OARs website below to see the great work they are doing over their 40 year history in helping clients reach their full potential.

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