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Feed the Need Bike Tour

Organized by: Tommy Cook

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EVENT DATE May 21, 2016

THE STORY:

Tommy Cook “Feed the Need” Bike tour Fundraiser

This summer my friend Sam and I will be cycling about 2000 miles down the west coast to support Skyberry Farm on their mission of supplying healthy, organic meals to familes in need. I chose to focus this trip around supporting Skyberry Farm for several reasons.

1. I was amazed and inspired when I heard they were giving away 100% of their produce to people in need.

2. I am passionate about the importance of all families, regardless of socio-economic background, having access to organic, healthy meals that fuel their bodies, spirits and minds.

3. Skyberry is full of expereinced farmers that will know how to fully utilize every penny donated, so it may feed as many families possible.

4. Skyberry will show me and donators exactly where the money is going on the farm, which I will post with pictures and videos. I will also be informed about the number of people their farm feeds for years to come.

Last year Skyberry started its Feed the Need Program to give back to the community and fight food insecurity by donating ALL of their produce to the local hunger relief organizations: New Avenues for Youth, Sisters of the Road, the Outside In, the Linnton Community Center and other. So instead of charging a premium for the food they grow, they've decided to fight for food justice.

-1 in 5 kids in Oregon are go hungry on a regular basis -In its first season Skyberry’s Feed the Need Program contributed food to 33,000 meals served to hungry individuals in the Portland area. This coming season they will be nutrifying their fields while continuing to give back by growing Chickens!

This dietary need costs hunger relief agencies the highest dollar per calorie served, and because of that often exorbitant cost they must use the lowest quality and least sustainable types of meat to feed people in need. This fact is a public health, social health and environmental health tragedy that I and Skyberry Farm want to address.

To make this shift from vegetable production to a protein source like chicken we need to buy new equipment and healthy chicks to raise. Our fundraising goal for this is $3000.

This will cover the hard costs of

-10 large feeders

-10 large waterers

-250 Red Ranger Broiler female chickens

-New chicken coops

-A baby chicken brooder

-Heat lamps -Feed

-Transportation to butcher

-Any Medical needs for Chickens

 

$1,550

 

52% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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  • Derek/Solomon

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • kterra

    $25

  • Jessie Unicorn Moore

    $20

  • Collin

    $20

  • With Love, Mom, Dad, and Veronica

    $100

  • Gram and Pap

    $20

  • Emily

    $25

  • Aunt Loretta and Uncle Richard

    $100

  • the Rieg Family

    $50

  • Kelsey Plimpton

    $65

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mary Ardery

    $25

  • Aunt Margie and Uncle George

    $50

  • Jeremy Barnes

    $50

  • The Rua Decker Family

     

  • Mike Withrow

    $25

  • Patrick Samsel

    $100

  • Tim

    $20

  • Susan Jerome

    $25

  • Bill Concilus

    $50

  • Duncan

    $50

  • Casey

    $30

  • Holly Jones

    $25

  • Julie and Eli Stanley

    $50

  • Jan Knisley

    $25

  • Rosie C

    $50

  • Veronica

    $25

  • Heather S

    $50

  • Mike & Cathy Hay

    $100

  • Tom wilcox

     

  • Nanci

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Bentley, Toby, Nico, and Theo

    $25

  • Katie and Mike Riemer

    $25

  • Brian P

    $25

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Organized by

Tommy Cook

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Donor Comments

Brian P

Brian P

DONATION: $25

Good luck! 1 year ago

Katie and Mike Riemer

Katie and Mike Riemer

DONATION: $25

We are proud of you Tommy! Keep up the good work!!! 1 year ago

Bentley, Toby, Nico, and Theo

Bentley, Toby, Nico, and Theo

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Nanci

Nanci

Thank you Farmers, Tommy and Sammy Sue! 1 year ago

Tom wilcox

Tom wilcox

1 year ago

Mike & Cathy Hay

Mike & Cathy Hay

DONATION: $100

Way to go Tom, we are proud of you! 1 year ago

Heather S

Heather S

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Veronica

Veronica

DONATION: $25

Good Luck, Love You!!!!! 1 year ago

Rosie C

Rosie C

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

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