This mission is incredibly personal to me. I grew up in a single parent home. My mom did extraordinary things to raise my sister and i on a humble "cleaning lady's" salary. often times having complete meals or money for groceries was a struggle. while many friends helped my mom, we often depended on food that was left in the nice vacation condos she would clean.
I have vivid memories of running into the condos to scour the fridge and cabinets (and check the freezer for ice cream...a delicacy in my mind, since we couldn't afford it). there were times of worry and anxiety of not having food, and self consciousness at school when other kids had what we couldn't afford. somehow my mom always made it work, and for that i feel humbled beyond words.
Maybe this upbringing fostered my draw to food. i'm sure it gave me a tender heart, and a desire to put others first. I wouldn't change it. what i would like to change is children who currently are in similar or even worse situations.
No child in America should grow up hungry. But too many kids in our country don't have the food they need to thrive.
I'm helping end childhood hunger in America by riding 300 miles in three days with Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry. For the past three years, Chefs Cycle has engaged culinary talents who want to push their physical limits while raising funds and awareness in support of No Kid Hungry. The Spring 2017 ride will take place May 16-18 in Santa Rosa, CA with a goal of 250+ chefs riding to raise $2M.
No kid in this country should grow up hungry. Will you help me end childhood hunger?
To learn more about Chefs Cycle, please visit www.chefscycle.org.
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