Family biking 300 miles for WCU Bike For Food fundraiser
At a time when many food pantries see a drop in donations, one family is getting on their bikes to put food back on the shelves.
Mark Wiewel and his two sons will ride 300 miles across Illinois for the 7th Annual WCU Bike for Food fundraiser. The Western Catholic Union is hoping to raise $20,000 for ten area food pantries. Wiewel says he picked a biking event because its an activity he has always enjoyed doing.
“It’s a fun hobby. It’s something that I can do. I’m a big man, I have very strong legs that I can pedal and it’s something that we were able to take back in 2006 and use it to raise money for others,” Wiewel said.
Mark is asking for your help to raise enough money to reach their goal.
“There’s such a need for people to eat 365 days a year. The food pantries are just really being tasked with providing food and they need the available funds to do it,” said Wiewel.
If you would like to help you can send your donation directly to one or more of the ten area food pantries located in Canton, Hannibal, Palmyra, and Quincy. If you write a check, be sure to write the word “Bike” somewhere on the check so it can be included in this fundraiser. If you are paying in cash, include a note and mail it directly to the food pantry. If you are donating can goods ask them to include your donation with their other WCU Bike for Food contributions.