Steve Koch Bikes to Raise Awareness for Child Hunger
Chicago’s Deputy Mayor Steve Koch marks the end of his tenure in City Hall with a bike ride to raise awareness for child hunger in Chicago. After stepping down from his role in August, Koch will ride the length of the Mississippi River, with a goal to raise $1 million to provide meals for Chicago’s children. Crain’s Chicago Business and the Chicago Sun-Times have more details.
By embarking on a 2,500 mile bicycle ride from the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico, following the Mississippi River, Koch aims to raise funds and awareness to fight child hunger in Chicago. The ride’s goal is to collect enough funds for the Greater Chicago Food Depository to distribute 3 million meals for Chicago children in need. At the same time, the ride will shine a light on the sobering reality of child hunger in our community, encouraging more people to take action.
“No child should ever worry where their next meal is coming from,” said Kate Maehr, executive director and CEO of the Food Depository. “We are incredibly grateful to Steve Koch taking this opportunity to raise awareness and funds to fight child hunger in our community. His dedication to this cause will ensure that more Chicago children have the nutritious food they need for health and opportunity.”