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Event date: November 13, 2021
Organizer(s): Howard County Office of Transportatio and Downtown Columbia Partnership
Location Name: Azlon Plaza - Downtown Columbia, 6100 Merriweather Drive, Columbia, MD 21044
6100 Merriweather Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21044, United States 21044

The Howard County Office of Transportation and the Downtown Columbia Partnership are joining together to present Cranksgiving 2021, a local food drive and family biking event, on Nov. 13, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Cranksgiving is a national initiative dubbed “a food drive on two wheels.”

The event is designed to provide active recreation for local residents, raise awareness about the county’s bikable pathway system and generate food items for individuals and families served by Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, Howard County’s 24-hour crisis intervention center and shelter for people who are homeless.

Registered participants will bicycle from their homes to the Cranksgiving 2021 drop off site at Azlon Plaza in the Merriweather District of Downtown Columbia (6100 Merriweather Drive), picking up food items along that way at nearby grocery stores. A variety of route options will be provided for bicyclists.

Grassroots is in need of canned fruit, chicken, tuna, Chef Boyardee, SpaghettiOs, chili, chunky soups, Dinty Moore beef stew, baked beans with meat, Libby’s corned beef, Vienna sausages, and Spam and peanut butter and jelly.

Registration is FREE, but you'll need to purchase food to donate. Register today to receive participant details.