I remember like it was just yesterday looking at Kim and saying," So what do you do? " as we sat waiting for our burgers, and his answer floored me. " I run a food bank "...was Kim's answer...plain and simple and as humble as any person I had ever met... Kim then proceeded to explain to Jon and I what exactly "On Rock Community Services" did for the community and described what each of the programs in place was all about.
What On Rock does you ask?
- They provide groceries to 200 + families each week.
- They run a dinner twice a week where a family can come have a healthy meal.
- They Run a school snack / lunch program for children.
- They serve as a safe and friendly place for people in the community to socialize.
Most of all, what I have witnessed and experienced is On Rock, Kim and his team provide a service that helps people who are down and help our brothers & sisters rise up. We ALL have the same basic needs...yeah yeah...you knew that already...however not many of us actually take action and do something for our brothers & sisters. On Rock does...plain & simple.
Pictures © West Island Chronicle
Pretty sure before Kim was finished explaining what this fund raising ride was all about, I was nudging on Jon's arm, saying...please do the ride and take me with you...hahaha...and of course my buddy Jon is one of the coolest cats I've ever met with one of the biggest hearts you can find and of course he said yes.
I can tell you that in all my years of travel all across North America, I've never met people with as much passion for life who are willing to help ANYONE as the Bikers I've met in the past four years.
It makes no difference what brand of motorcycle they ride, what style motorcycle they ride, what price tag is fixed to their bikes. They are simply the most amazing people I've ever met...Hands down and as we just completed Riders Against Hunger #4 on August 8, 2015 I can say that for as long as I ride a motorcycle, I will be taking part in this annual ride to help raise much needed funds for an organisation that makes a difference.
|Pictures © Riders Against Hunger|
Please feel free to get involved and check them out at www.onrock.org and I can promise, you will not be disappointed you did.
In the meantime, this is a picture of my ride...it has safely allowed me to take part in the last three Riders Against Hunger.
|2005 Harley Davidson Heritage Classic|