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Ride to Hope

Support Dave & Rich's Ride to Hope

Dave Bartz and Rich Farkas have an affinity for northern Michigan and have talked for a while about biking there. With the arrival of the Covid-19 epoch, both agreed that it is no time to take anything for granted and started formulating a plan.

Rich attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan and they both agreed that this would be a great destination to get a good taste of traveling on a bike for significant distances. At the same time, they felt they could get people excited about supporting the idea and good cause. Thus Ride to Hope was born.

Dave and Rich seek donations to Second Helpings that are contingent on them reaching their destination. It is 247 miles from Dave’s house and 242 miles from Rich’s to Hope College and each are hoping you sponsor them at $1 a mile - or at whatever level you are able to support.

Dave and Rich ask - can you help us #FeedIndy as we Ride to Hope?

Use this form to make your donation by credit card or you can mail a check to Second Helpings (listing Ride to Hope in the memo line) to: 
Second Helpings, 1121 Southeastern Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202

About Second Helpings

For more than 20 years, Second Helpings has operated a three-part approach to addressing hunger and poverty in Central Indiana. Each day, Second Helpings volunteers and staff rescue prepared and perishable food from wholesalers, retailers and restaurants – preventing unnecessary waste. That rescued food is used to create more than 4,500 nutritious meals each day that are distributed to more than 90 social service agencies that feed Hoosiers in need.

Using that same rescued food, Second Helpings Culinary Job Training program prepares adults with barriers to employment for careers in the food service industry. This helps eliminate hunger and poverty at its source. More than 900 adults have graduated from this program. Second Helpings alumni are working in Central Indiana as cooks, executive chefs, business owners and culinary instructors.

Since Covid-19 hit our community, Second Helpings has increased the number of meals prepared and delivered to over 30,000 meals a week with the help of satellite kitchens. Second Helpings has also changed production from community-style meals to prepackaged meals for individuals and families to maintain food safety and reduce risk of exposure.
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   Recent Activity
by Anonymous donated $25 on 9/23/2020
Go for it, Dave! Choice!
Brandon R. donated $250 on 9/22/2020
Congrats on the ride! Happy to support a great organization!
Brent D donated $250 on 9/21/2020
by Anonymous donated $50 on 9/21/2020
Janette Brown donated $50 on 9/17/2020
Jon Ramey donated $200 on 9/17/2020
Way to go Dave & Rich!
Scott Troutman donated $100 on 9/16/2020
Kim D donated $50 on 9/16/2020
Jan Wolter donated $100 on 9/16/2020
Giving selflessly to others is a very noble cause. You two took it to the next level!
by Anonymous donated $250 on 9/16/2020
Good luck....ride safe!
Brendon donated $250 on 9/15/2020
Well done Dave and Rich!!!!!
douglas stpeters donated $100 on 9/14/2020
Colleen Hornak donated $125 on 9/14/2020
Laura Farkas donated $250 on 9/13/2020
Rich, Ride like crazy and be safe. Good luck!
by Anonymous donated $250 on 9/12/2020
Michelle & Chris Maron donated $75 on 9/11/2020
Go Dave & Rich!
Kevin Knue donated $50 on 9/10/2020
David Cathcart donated $250 on 9/9/2020
Best of luck Dave! Great job raising money for a wonderful cause!
Dave and Kirsten Robinson donated $50 on 9/9/2020
Tod Martens donated $250 on 9/8/2020
Mitchell Hoge donated $50 on 9/8/2020
The Scherrer’s donated $250 on 9/8/2020
Good luck on your ride! 250 miles! Pack the Butt Balm!
Katie & Dan donated $50 on 9/8/2020
Shrack Family donated $250 on 9/8/2020
Tim L donated $300 on 9/8/2020