Humber Ride 4 Real Food Fills Stomachs and Brightens Lives

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The statistics are staggering. One in eight Toronto households experience food insecurity. In the simplest of terms, that means the cost of food is outpacing people’s ability to afford it. Poverty, unemployment, inflation, high housing costs and limited education all contribute to this growing problem in our city – a problem that’s considered a public health crisis.

You can do something to help. Take part in the 2016 Humber Ride 4 Real Food, on Sunday, Sept. 11.

The Humber Ride 4 Real Food is community activism on two wheels, featuring two separate bike rides that supports local farmers and puts healthy food in the hands of those who need it most. Now in its sixth year, this annual event takes aim at food insecurity at its source.

By raising funds through sponsors, riders help make a difference by supporting a food security program that provides food, job training and workplace opportunities to people in our community who really need it. The program will also ensure that local farmers get a fair price for their produce.

Getting involved is as easy as registering as an individual (must raise $200), or as a team (must raise $500). You can choose from two scenic bike routes – the 35 km City to Farm Ride or the 100 km Farm to Farm Ride.