This summer and fall, bikers chowed down on free corn and gave back to their local communities at the same time, thanks to a little help from Progressive.
They attended motorcycle rallies across the country and ate free corn that Progressive gave away at its “Corn for Kids” booth. While there bikers could make a small donation.
From February through November, bikers donated more than $29,000, which equates to about 200,000 meals that will go to families struggling with hunger via local Feeding America food banks. A handful of other local charities will also benefit from their generosity.
“Bikers have a very charitable spirit so we wanted to give them an opportunity to give back at events they attend, like motorcycle rallies,” said Marcy Gray, motorcycle product manager with Progressive, the largest motorcycle insurer in the U.S. “We’re proud to see that this year they dug even deeper to help their local communities.”
• Total monies collected: $29,755
• Total meals provided: 208,291 (compares to 170,000 meals last year)
• Gallons of butter consumed: 86 gallons
• Total napkins used: 126,000
• Total wet wipes used: 60,000
• Total propane: 2,400 pounds/600 gallons
The “Corn for Kids” booth was at the following motorcycle events:
Event City, State
Daytona Beach Bike Week Daytona Beach, Fla.
Arizona Bike Week Scottsdale, Ariz.
Laughlin River Run Laughlin, Nev.
Thunder Beach Spring Rally Panama City, Fla.
Bike Week New Orleans New Orleans, La.
Asheville Bikefest Asheville, N.C.
Laconia Motorcycle Week Laconia, N.H.
Thunder in the Valley Johnstown, Pa.
Roar to the Shore Erie, Pa.
Sturgis Rally Sturgis, S.D.
Veterans Rally Winter Park, Colo.
Milwaukee Rally Milwaukee, Wis.
Delmarva Bike Week Salisbury, Md.
Bikes, Blues & BBQ Fayetteville, Ark.
Biketoberfest Daytona Beach, Fla.
Lone Star Rally Galveston, Texas
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