The Afterglow is many things epic, but this year really topped it all.
Not only were riders able to mud it up on a rainy 40 degree day in December, but they were also able to help serve hungry people across Chicago during this special holiday time.
Our dude Fred of the Greater Chicago Food Depository stuck it out all day to collect donations. In his own words:
You Guys, that was amazing! The warehouse staff couldn't believe one bike race collected over 1 TON OF FOOD, and that the entire van was loaded by two guys (with a little help from a two year old). I can't tell you how much this means. People are turning up at pantries in unheard of numbers; every single item turned in yesterday will be redistributed to people who are in serious need.
If people still have things to drop off, they can either: - stop by the Food Depository, 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place, Chicago, IL 60632 M-F 7Am - 6PM - drop food in the Food Depository box on my front porch, 2416 W. Palmer. - call a pantry near them, some accept donations directly: http://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/site/PageServer?pagename=member_need_food
Hats off and many thanks to you all!
-- Cuttin Crew & Robots