The Ride to Beat Hunger – April 18 to May 21, 2015




The Ride to Beat Hunger Update

Many thanks to all of The Ride to Beat Hunger sponsors!


Splash Party Presenting Sponsor: The Dyer Difference Award  

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Harvest received the Dyer Difference Award for The Ride to Beat Hunger Splash Party to be held on May 26 at Waldo’s in Vero Beach from 5-7 p.m.  Rev. Cliff Melvin (left), joined Tatiana and Will Dyer (center) to present the award to Harvest’s Executive Director Annabel Robertson.


Century Ride Sponsors Ralph Alewine, Don and Linda Drinkard, Bunny Frey, St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church, Vero Insurance and Warren and Wendy Von Schuch


Wind Up Sponsor Rotary Club of Vero Beach; and Breakaway Sponsors Jay and Judy Anglada, Judith Burke, Roy and Anna Daniels, Wade Fetzer, Joan Glad, Elizabeth Hazard, Ivar and Barbara Larsen, Joyce Levi, Peter Pruitt, Betty Robinson, Melinda Serafin, Woody and Jen Sutton, and Robert Webber.

Media Sponsors: Vero Beach Newsweekly and Press-Journal and The Breeze 93.7 FM





The Ride To Beat Hunger Hits a Bump in the Road But Keeps up Momentum

The Ride to Beat Hunger is continuing to raise funds for the organization’s programs that impact poverty. Although the Ride was temporarily interrupted due to a cycling accident, it is back on track as of Friday, May 8.

The original plan was that Team Harvest – comprised of Rev. Scott Alexander of Unitarian Universalist Church of Vero Beach, Rev. Cliff Melvin of Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church and Mike Vincent – would begin their trek by dipping the rear wheel of their bikes into the Pacific Ocean in Costa Mesa, CA on April 19. Melvin and Vincent would ride 841 miles during the first week to Albuquerque, NM with Alexander, who would complete the remainder of the 3,457-mile journey on May 21, in Amesbury, MA.

The three enthusiastic cyclists made it through the first week of their journey safe and sound with Melvin and Vincent returning home on April 26. Unfortunately, Alexander, an experienced cross-country cyclist, was swept up in a gust of wind that caused an accident on April 27.  Based on physician’s orders, he returned home to Vero Beach, where he has recovered from his injuries and has since rejoined his riding group in Springfield, IL on May 8, to complete the last 13 days of his journey on May 21 as planned.

Harvest will continue to promote fundraising efforts and encourage the community to become “Cheerleader Sponsors” to help the organization in the home stretch of the campaign to reach its $50,000 goal by May 31.

Join Us!

Splash Party

Presented by Dyer Chevrolet, Mazda and Subaru

May 26, 5-7 p.m.

Waldo’s in Vero Beach

Everyone is Invited

Free Admission

How You Can Participate:

To become a Cheerleader Donor for The Ride to Beat Hunger contact our Advancement Office at 772-770-0740 or for further details.

Make checks payable to: Harvest Food & Outreach Center and mail to 2050 40th Ave. Suite 10, Vero Beach, FL 32960


Many Thanks to our Century Ride Sponsors

The Rotary Club of Vero Beach welcomed Team Harvest at a presentation to membership in March.

The Rotary Club of Vero Beach welcomed Team Harvest at a presentation to membership in March.

April 19 – – St. Augustine Episcopal Church

April 20 – Bunny Frey

April 21 – Barbara Butts

April  22 – Don Drinkard

April 23 – Warren and Wendy Van Shuch

April 24 – Vero Insurance

April 25 – Rotary Club of Vero Beach – half day