Goal to raise $7,500 to help vulnerable children in this even greater time of need
From dawn until dusk on Tuesday, April 14, Team TWENTY20 professional cyclist Emma Grant aims to climb 29,030 vertical feet in an effort to raise funds for No Kid Hungry, an organization committed to ending childhood hunger. Grant will continually climb and descend Mt. Lemmon on her bike, each round trip boasting 6,600 feet and 56 miles.
Millions of vulnerable children are losing the school meals they depend on due to nationwide school closures. No Kid Hungry, with support from Chefs Cycle, is finding ways to help schools and community groups feed these kids. Anyone can help by making a donation through Emma’s No Kid Hungry fundraising page. Donations help provide healthy meals year-round, and also supply materials necessary to educate families with the shopping skills they need to make healthy choices for their families, and support the cost of recreational equipment and programs to attract kids to after school meal programs.
“We’re so inspired by Emma’s willingness to get involved and help kids through this incredible effort,” said Adele Cowart Nelson, Director, Chefs Cycle/No Kid Hungry campaign. “We believe that everyone has a strength to share and can do their part to make a big impact in their own community and nationwide. Emma is a great example of that.”
“With so many uncertainties in the world right now, I know it is important to me to give back however I can, and to pour my willingness to work hard (and suffer) into a cause I believe in wholeheartedly,” said Emma Grant. “For many children their school lunch is their main or sometimes only meal of the day, and with schools closed, this has a huge impact on them and their families both emotionally and financially. No Kid Hungry is an amazing organization that directly supports this need and I am honored to partner with them on this effort,” Grant continued.
“Many face financial challenges right now but It’s times like these that we have to look beyond the bike and ask ourselves how we can help,” said Nicola Cranmer, General Manager, TWENTY20. “TWENTY20 has many friends in the chef / cycling community including Chef Jason Roberts (AUS) and Jeff Mahin (USA), and we want to support their 2020 fundraising efforts. It’s important for the athletes of TWENTY20 to continue to lead and inspire while there is no racing. Our TWENTY20 team can play a small part in the global team effort to provide support and encouragement to give back in a meaningful and directly impactful way.”Donate Now