Normally, this time of year, we’d take to the streets on fast bikes and fatbikes, kid bikes and cargo bikes, and load our bags and boxes with food for local Topeka pantries. But it’s not safe to gather in groups right now, and it’s not good practice to be going from one location to another, all across town.
But just because we can’t ride bikes doesn’t mean we can’t do something about the community need for food.
So, we’re raising funds for Doorstep!
Donate now on the Facebook fundraiser, or donate to the Bike Topeka Paypal account, and we will forward the funds.
A food order from Doorstep for families and individuals experiencing food insecurity is designed to last 3 meals a day for 5 days and the amount is based on the household size.
Items included in our food orders are meant to be able to put meals together. They receive: macaroni & cheese, rice, pinto beans, spaghetti and sauce, egg noodles/pasta, canned fruit, canned soups, corn, peas, green beans, pork & beans, peanut butter, jelly, crackers, bread, can or powdered milk, oatmeal or box cereal, hamburger, tuna, and other miscellaneous items.
- A donation of $25 will go towards purchasing some of the needed food items, such as a case of tuna.
- A donation of $50 will help feed a household of 2 for 5 days, 3 meals a day; or could purchase 4 ½ cases of green beans.
- A donation of $100 will feed a household of 6 for 5 days, 3 meals a day; or could purchase 5 cases of peanut butter.
- A donation of $150 will feed 2 households of 4 for 5 days, 3 meals a day; or could purchase over 11 cases of canned fruit.
The COVID-19 pandemic has driven a greater need for food across the country. Topeka is no exception. Donating money directly to a foodbank is a great way to make significant impact for local families facing food insecurity right now.