BATTLE AGAINST HUNGER
As an active member in Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church, Chuck Inman, founder of Battle Against Hunger, found theplight of our area residents to provide basic food for themselves and their families was often a daunting task. Chuck's passion for helping others is rooted in the experiences he lived while serving fellow Americans in the Vietnam conflict. Prior to moving to New Jersey, Chuck played an integral role in inspiring others by his service to the Boy Scouts of America and the Central Virginia Food Bank. Please join Chuck in any of our events; you can make a difference in the battle against hunger!
Founded in 2003, the group initiated a 200-mile yearly fundraising bike tour that has raised over $325,000.00 in the past 6 years. In 2006 Battle Against Hunger Volunteers, Pam and John Krisclewitz launched the first annual Children's Bike Ride. Held on Pennington Day, the Children's Ride is a fun-filled event that gives an opportunity to area youth to discover how their participation can make a better world for everyone.
In June 2008, we proudly launched the first Kinny's Walk at Mercer County Park. Since 2003, the Battle Against Hunger -- through its dedicated riders, walkers and supporters -- has contributed over $400,000 to the cause of hunger relief. 100% of all pledged monies raised is distributed directly to agencies serving daily on the frontline, soup kitchens (including TASK), rescue missions (including Trenton's own) and food pantries. Currently our reach includes other local beneficiaries and extends as far as Montclair to the north, Atlantic City to the south and Kensington, Philadelphia to the west. Please join us as we continue our quest to raise awareness and funds to help fight the battle against hunger!
The supporters of the Battle Against Hunger believe passionately that no one in a place as plentiful as New Jersey should ever have to suffer the ravages of hunger. Not a single person should be denied a share in our abundance. We are committed to uniting businesses, organizations, groups and individuals throughout our area for the express purpose of assisting those who provide food and shelter to those in need. We believe a well-nourished citizen is an empowered citizen, with the potential to strengthen his or her community and ultimately to contribute to the enrichment of us all. In this spirit we dedicate ourselves
What began as a dream to help feed the hungry with the pledges from a bike tour has blossomed into a non-denominational charity that is blessed to have many concerned and motivated volunteers who are committed to battling hunger.
A public awareness campaign, Battle Against Hunger, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Battle Against Hunger is a hunger relief ministry of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church of Pennington.
Got questions? More information about the Battle Against Hunger can be found at: www.battleagainsthunger.org.