Bike ride raises awareness for local and world hunger
A bicycle tour across northwestern Minnesota stopped by Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School last week to bring awareness and encourage support for efforts that address local and world hunger.
“The Hunger Ride: Feeding People, Feeding Souls” is a bicycle tour organized by the Northwestern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The tour started in Turtle River on May 9 and continued through Bemidji, Laporte, Walker, Akeley, Park Rapids, Wadena, Perham, Detroit Lakes and ended in Hawley on May 15.
Five of the bicyclists presented a program to fifth- and sixth-grade students on hunger awareness on a local level. They included: Nate Houge, St. Paul; Andrew Ronnevik, Bemidji; Steve Peterson, Moorhead; and Lisa Winter, Wadena. The program included folksy, fun songs by guitar-playing Houge, interactive activities, and question-and-answer sessions. They also touched on how the WDC Greenhouse is another source of nutrition, providing fresh produce for students.
The Hunger Ambassador Cyclists have a passion for lifting up and addressing in hopeful ways the issues of hunger and poverty. They will be stopping in each community to learn and discuss hunger issues in the area.