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I am so honored to be riding in the No Kid Hungry 2015 Chef Cycle West Coast Ride!

Why am I riding?

My career is firmly centered in helping families create affordable and healthy meals, not because that’s marketable (although it is), but because families eating truly matters to me. On a personal level, I am a mom of four daughters, and nourishing them, with both my food and my parenting, is one of the most-important things I do. My kids matter to me, and I know deep in my soul that everyone’s children matter just as much. If hunger is happening to someone else’s children, then I feel it in my own heart. I am a citizen of one of the world’s wealthiest nations, and if there are children going to bed hungry tonight, then those kids are my kids, too.

I myself received free lunch as a child. I know what it is like to be hungry in a classroom, and I know what it’s like to have someone care enough to notice, and to fill my stomach with a warm, nutritious meal — fuel that enabled me to focus, become a high-performing student with a bright future in college, and go on to graduate school and then two great careers.  I know first-hand that when we give a child a meal, we give a child a future.

As long as I work in the food industry, as long as I am a mom and as long as I live in this great country of ours, then I will work to connect kids with food. As No Kid Hungry’s co-founder Billy Shore often says, politics can be complicated, but feeding a child isn’t.

I’m riding 100 miles from Orange County down to San Diego – would you consider pledging $1 for every mile I ride? Every $1 you donate can help connect a child with up to 10 meals. Help me reach my goal of 100,000 meals for kids in need.