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Cranksgiving '23 Event Poster
Contact Information
Event date: November 12, 2023
Phone: 13197750203
Organizer(s): Goldfinch Cyclery
Location Name: NewBo Market
1100 Third St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401, United States, USA 52401

Cranksgiving is a food drive on two wheels with many purposes; part bike ride, part food drive, and part scavenger hunt. It's been held annually in New York City since 1999. Every year, throughout the country, Cranksgiving events help provide thousands of needy families with a wealth of food during the holiday season. For the 7th year in a row, we're including Cedar Rapids in this national movement!

Pump up your tires, grab your helmet, lights, lock, your navigational skills, and $20-$40* to purchase goods (*depending on how many grocery stops you make).

Registration/check-in starts in the NewBo City Market at 11 am with some caffeinated essentials from our friends, Roasters NewBo. We invite you to support local and grab some breakfast from one of the many great NewBo Shopkeepers.

You'll be provided a manifest with a list of food items to buy from specific grocery stores around town, and time before the official start to strategize your route. At noon we'll roll out and it's up to you to navigate yourself to each grocery store 'checkpoint' to purchase the specific food items on our list. Once you've acquired everything on the list you must deliver the goods to the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry and make it back down to the NewBo neighborhood for our After Party at the Olympic Southside Theatre from 4-7pm.

Every item from our manifest that you purchase - and then donate - earns you a raffle ticket to enter for a chance to take home some RAD prizes from our favorite neighborhood businesses! Your manifest, including receipts, also earns you a free pint from Third Base Brewery and a RAD Cranksgiving CR printed kerchief from our homies at EduSkate.

The Loaves & Fishes is a food pantry located in Tanager Place at 1030 5th Ave. SE Suite 1700. It is a joint ministry of Westminster Presbyterian Church and Christ Episcopal Church. Their guiding principles are to treat everyone with respect and offer as much choice and dignity as possible. Every Tuesday from 2:30 to 5 pm between 100-200 people come to the pantry for a box of food organized and distributed by volunteers. In turn, that food reaches about 1,500 individuals each month.

Visit the Loaves & Fishes website (https://www.crwpc.org/loaves-and-fishes) for more information about Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry and how you can continue to contribute to this invaluable resource.

Contact Logan or Lillian at Goldfinch Cyclery with any questions // (319) 775-0203 or INFO@GOLDFINCHCYCLERY.COM

Registration is strongly encouraged! Day of registration will be accepted.