Published On: Thu, Sep 26th, 2019

Community Caring Center Seeks Volunteers & Donations for CRANKSGIVING Bike Ride & Food Drive


Saturday, November 2

Boca Raton, FL – Sherry Johnson, executive director of the Community Caring Center of Palm Beach County (CCCPBC), today invited charitable bike riders—from singles to full families—to participate in the nonprofit organization’s annual CRANKSGIVING Bike Ride & Food Drive on Saturday, November 2.

Participating riders will gather at 8 am at Dewey Park, 100 N.E. 4th Street in Boynton Beach. The 8.2 mile round trip ride starts at 9 am and includes stops at three different grocery stores (one Walmart, two Publix), where the riders are encouraged to purchase nonperishable food items that the CCCPBC will use to fill 250 Thanksgiving baskets for families in need. A van will follow riders to pick up the purchased items at each store (so bikers won’t have to tote them during the remainder of the round trip ride).

“This is a fun event for the whole family, not a bike racing competition with winners and losers,” says event chair and the bike ride’s official “spokes”- person Arturo Wittman. “The real winners are those in need who will get a food-filled Thanksgiving basket to help feed themselves and their loved ones on this very special holiday.”

The cost to participate in this CRANKSGIVING Bike Ride & Food Drive is $15 per person until October 15, $20 after that date, and FREE for those 13-year-old and younger, plus a commitment to spend a minimum of $20 during the bike ride’s three stop-and-shops. Free event t-shirt with every adult registration, and free parking for participants in the municipal lot on N.E. 4th Street.

To sign-up online, please go to For more information about this year’s CRANKSGIVING, please visit, or contact Arturo Wittman directly at 561.480.0093.

BTW—non riders can also participate by dropping off food items on November 2 to the Community Caring Center drop boxes at the three participating stores (Walmart at 3625 S. Federal Highway in Boynton Beach, and two Publix stores in Delray Beach at 1538 S. Federal Highway and 555 N.E. 5th Avenue).

Among the needed items from the CRANKSGIVING Shopping List are cans of green beans, cranberry sauce, yams, and pumpkin pie mix; boxes of stuffing mix and mashed potatoes; bags of rice (16 oz) and onions (3 lbs); packets of gravy mix and stalks of celery; plus turkey vouchers and gift cards ($10 or more).

About the Community Caring Center of Palm Beach County:

Organized by the Boynton Beach Ministerial Alliance in 1987, CCCPBC offers a series of food-related social services and economic development programs to more than 5,000 people (2,500 families), including:

+ Emergency food, shelter, and financial aid

+ Affordable food distribution program with the USDA

+ Senior care giving program, including both veggie mobile and home delivered meals

+ Gardening and nutrition education for adults and children

+ Urban farming and culinary business development projects

+ Food Stamp applications and recertifications; prescription drug, Medicaid and SSI applications

+ Faith In Action program that recruits, trains and supports caring volunteers to help their frail and elderly neighbors

For more information about the Community Caring Center of Palm Beach County, please call 561.364.9501 or visit

Video Clip of a previous Cranksgiving:

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