Corn for Kids Helps Provide 200,000 Meals

November 24, 2010
Courtesy of Allison & Partners
Corn for Kids

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.”

Fun facts

• 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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