Bike ride/bake sale to benefit food ministry

Published 3:43 pm Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Saturday morning bike ride each year keeps the wheels turning on Trinity Episcopal Church’s food donation ministry.

The Fourth Annual Beans & Rice Fundraiser Benefit Ride and Bake Sale will take place Saturday, Sept. 8.

The ride is supported by Lighthouse Cruisers, Clanton’s chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association. It will depart from and return to Trinity.

A baked goods and crafts sale after the ride at 11:30 a.m. is open to anyone looking for a way to monetarily support the ministry.

“In the past, we’ve really focused on the motorcycle riders as a way of getting donations,” said Rebecca White, event organizer. “We want to get the community as a whole involved in this, not just the motorcycle riders.”

All proceeds from riders’ registration and the bake and crafts sale will help purchase food items such as beans, rice, potatoes, canned vegetables and peanut butter.

Once a month, Trinity members package these non-perishable food items and give them away to those in need.

“We’re a small church, and we’ll give out the food to between 80-100 people,” White said. “It’s amazing that we are able to do this ministry, but we could not do it without this fundraiser and the support of the community.”

Registration for the ride, along with complimentary coffee and doughnuts, will be at 8 a.m.

Riders will leave at 9 a.m., and the bake and crafts sale will begin when the ride ends at 11:30.

The church will provide a lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs for riders.

Trinity Episcopal Church is located at 503 Second Ave. S. in Clanton.

For more information, call Rebecca White at (205) 335-1893 or Joe Romano at (205) 389-2724.