Helping the needy
Bay Boys Motorcycle Riding Club helps out Glace Bay Food Bank
Officials at the Glace Bay Food Bank are grateful to members of the Cape Breton Bay Boys Motorcycle Riding Club who revved up incredible support for those in need.
The Bay Boys club recently held a Food Ride and Motorcycle Show N Shine at Convergys parking lot as part of Bay Days celebrations, raising $843 and collecting a truckload of groceries.
“We really appreciate the Bay Boys bikers and of course Convergys, who also collected a huge amount of groceries in their building in conjunction with the bike rally,” said Sandra MacPherson, a co-ordinator at the food bank.
MacPherson said the summer is always the slowest time for food banks to receive donations, although the demand is still high and in some ways even more so, with children out of school.
She said the food items collected put food on the shelves and the money raised enabled meat to be purchased.
“The community is so supportive of everything, we could never do it without all these groups and organizations.”
MacPherson said it was a great event as well, with lots of motorcycles and antique cars on display,
“The Bay Boys put their heart into everything they do. It was a wonderful day.”
Volunteers gather food donations to load on a truck at the recent Food Ride and Motorcycle Show N Shine hosted by the Bay Boys Motorcycle Riding Club at Convergys in Glace Bay.
Food donations are piled on the back of truck during the recent Food Ride and Motorcycle Show N Shine in Glace Bay.