Companion Baking’s Josh Allen riding to end childhood hunger

“I’m ending childhood hunger in America. Can you help me?”

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Josh Allen, Founder, Companion Baking.

Alec Baris, Digital Engagement Associate

The COVID-19 pandemic has made childhood hunger even more concerning in. America, with distance learning impacting many schools’ ability to provide low-income children with nutritious meals on a consistent basis.

To combat this, Companion Baking has sold specially branded “No Kid Hungry Sprouted Wheat Sandwich Bread” through partnerships with Schnucks and Fresh Thyme Markets over the past eight months, raising more than $7,000. Now, Companion Baking CEO Josh Allen, who is Jewish, will continue this mission by hopping on his bicycle.

On June 21, Allen will be riding 100 miles with “Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry,” in the hopes of raising $10,000.

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“No Kid Hungry is connecting kids across the country with healthy food where they live, learn and play,” Allen said in a recent press release. “Every $1 you donate can help connect a child with up to 10 meals.”

Allen will be riding in St. Louis with a number of other dedicated chefs, as Chefs Cycle encourages foodserviceprofessionals to take on this challenge in small, safe groups at home.

You can support Allen’s ride by visiting https://p2p.onecause.com/chefscycle2020/companion-baking

“No child in America should grow up hungry,” Allen said. “But too many kids in our country don’t have the food they need to thrive.”

For the past four years, Chefs Cycle has engaged members of the culinary community who want to push their physical limits while raising funds and awareness in support of No Kid Hungry.

To learn more about Chefs Cycle, visit www.chefscycle.org