Eagle River--With the successful effort to raise enough money to meet the summer nutritional needs of Northland Pines school district students, a new fundraiser has been announced by the group.
FORK, or Feed Our Rural Kids, formed to help get food to kids during the summer months when school lunch isn't available. Children whose families qualify for free school meals during the school year, will have the opportunity to receive Fork Cares packages.
They set a goal of have 5,400 meals ready to go for this summer and that fundraising goal has been achieved, according to Fork President Perry Pokrandt. Now they're announcing a new fundraiser for this summer...
"FORK, in cooperation with the Northland Pines School District, and the Sayner-Star Lake Chamber of Commerce, are on Aug. 8 are putting on a new event, 'Mid-Summer's Night Ride'. It's a bicycle event..."
The event will start in downtown Sayner with a five mile ride to the Corner Store and back. Pokrandt says there's also a 25 mile ride to St. Germain and then back to the Corner Store. He says there's ice cream and music.
Pokrandt says the bike ride will be for a summer of 2021 goal..
"Next year our goal is 10,800 meals. The Mid-Summer's Night Ride is to start the process of raising funds to supplement the nutritional needs of children(in 2021)next summer..."
More information on the effort is available here or info@FeedOurRuralKids.org