Fort Langley’s Ride for Refuge benefits local food bank

Ride for Refuge takes place in communities across the country.

Sources Langley Food Bank (SLFB) has a team of people ready to hop on their bikes and ride to ensure others have food to eat.

The Hungry Pedalers team will take part in the Fort Langley event of the Ride for Refuge on Sept. 30 and are working to raise $2,500 for the local food bank.

The ride, which also welcomes walkers, takes place in communities across Canada supports different charities in those communities.

“The Ride for Refuge creates awareness in the community, especially for those who are unaware that SLFB is here supporting community members,” said Jaye Murray, Sources Food Bank program manager. “As a low-barrier food bank, everyone who needs our support receives our services. We are the recognized food bank for the Langley region and we are in the area at the request of Food Banks BC.”

The Sources Langley Food Bank provides support to more than 700 households in the Township and City. It is based at the United Church, 5673 200th St., and is a member of Food Banks BC and Food Banks Canada.

One third of those needing assistance from the food bank are children.

The local ride starts and ends at the Fort Langley Evangelical Free Church at 8870 Glover Rd. on Saturday.

Registration opens at 8 a.m. The ride is at 9 a.m. and the event wraps up by 2:30 p.m. The fee is $40. Adults who raise at least $150 don’t pay registration. Youth ages 11 to 17 can fundaise at least $75 to get the fee waived. Sign up in advance online at rideforrefuge.org or learn more at sourcesbc.ca.

Distances range from five to 50 kilometres and the routes are marked.

The Fort Langley event has a fundraising goal of $90,000. As of Tuesday, the amount raised was more than $41,000.

“Cash donations allow us to purchase much-needed staples such as fresh produce, oats, and powdered milk,” Murray added. “It also gives us greater buying power to buy in bulk, which allows us to use foods when we need it, and to not have to worry about the expiry date.”

Just Posted

UPDATE: Wind warning has ended for Metro Vancouver

More than 34,000 BC Hydro customers in the dark on Sunday morning in the Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast

Langley Clothes by the Pound closes

Thrift store that tried to introduce a new approach to bargain hunting may have gone out of business

WIND WARNING: Metro Vancouver expecting 100 km/h gusts Saturday night

Environment Canada issues warns of possibly dangerous conditions

VIDEO: Remember the Voyageurs at Fort Langley

Two-day historical festival underway

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Coquihalla drivers prepare for snow

Wintry conditions persist, with snow warnings for Coquihalla

Liberals quietly tap experts to write new paternity leave rules

Ideas include creating an entirely new leave benefit similar to one that exists in Quebec

Insurers say Canadian weather getting hotter, wetter and weirder

Average number of days with heavy rain or snow across Canada has been outside norm since spring 2013

Final phase of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy trials to kick off in B.C.

Doctors hope to get psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy legalized in Canada and the U.S. by 2021

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants blanked by Portland Winterhawks

Saturday’s 2-0 setback marks first regulation loss for G-Men in 10 games

VIDEO: Thousands join women’s march events across B.C.

Today marks one year since the first Women’s March on Washington

Two Canadians, two Americans abducted in Nigeria are freed

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, especially on the Kaduna to Abuja highway

Are you ready for some wrestling? WWE’s ‘Raw’ marks 25 years

WWE flagship show is set to mark its 25th anniversary on Monday

Most Read