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‘Hunger Hero’ bike tour coming to Perham

The Hunger Ride, a week-long bicycle pilgrimage around the region sponsored by the Northwestern Minnesota Synod of the ELCA, will feature community events to stimulate conversation about local and global hunger issues. A small group will ride about 300 miles, and other riders and groups may join them for portions of the tour.

The riders will stop in Perham May 13 to ride in the Hunger Hero Tour of Perham.

“Perham is a food production town, and we believe that no one should have to go hungry when we produce such abundant quantities of food,” said Pastor Phil Holtan, Calvary Lutheran Church of Perham, ELCA.

Beginning at 4 p.m. from Calvary Lutheran, two groups will visit 13 hunger fighting sites in Perham, delivering thank you letters to local ‘Hunger Heroes.’ At each stop, a child will read about the specific contribution each ‘Hero’ has made and present a card.

At 5:30 p.m., Calvary will host “A Place at the Table,” a free community dinner feeding bicycler guests and Boys and Girls Club, community and congregation members.

 A program will feature the film “A Place at the Table,” which talks about how global hunger connects to local efforts to fight hunger.