Families at Heatherwood Elementary Ride Their Bikes and Burleys in Support of Community Food Share.
This past week, Heatherwood Elementary in Boulder hosted its Fall Walk and Roll Week, where children are encouraged to use human-powered transportation to school for one week (think bikes, scooters, skateboards, walking, etc.). To keep the fun level up, Heatherwood had different theme days throughout the week and Wednesday's theme was "Pedal for a Cause". This year the "cause" was a food drive for Community Food Share, which serves Boulder and Broomfield counties. Students were asked to bring a can of food in their backpacks to donate as they rode to school on Wednesday morning. To keep the human-powered transportation theme going, all of the donated food was then loaded into a couple of Burley trailers and two Heatherwood moms rode the donation to Community Food Share's warehouse in Niwot. Fortunately, for these ladies, the nearly five-mile bike ride was mostly downhill! Once at Community Food Share, the food was unloaded into shopping carts and weighed. These moms were both happy and a little shocked to learn that they had just hauled 260 pounds of food by bike and admitted they were probably a tad over the maximum recommended capacity for their trailers, yet all the food, bikes, burleys and moms arrived in tact.
260 Pounds of food donated!