SAN DIEGO CA – Bajarallymoto.com and Freedom 64 Rally Team have announced a cooperative alliance to sponsor rider Steve Plake in his first motorcycle rally event and to help his chosen charity Hillside Food Outreach. Along his epic journey, the 34 year old Plake will raise awareness and donations for this cause which has affected him so much.
Originally from Indiana, Plake was personally affected when a family member needed outreach services in the past. “Once a friend got involved with Hillside Outreach in a small way, I was really into it and got committed to the program. The main thing is my personal experience being a major factor in me trying to do something big to help Hillside do other missions.”
“We support Steve’s effort because all the donations go to the needy, not to fund his race”, explained BAJA RALLY Director Scotty Breauxman, “We’ve seen some so called “charity-racing” in the past where donations also paid for the cost to race. We salute guys like Steve who are doing it the hard way and want to help him reach his goal.”
Some Facts About Hillside
*45% of served are children
*30% have a terminal illness
*20% home bound elderly
*2200 people are served in and weekly deliveries
Hillside Food Outreach was founded in 1993 in Westchester County, New York. As time went on – and as word spread – additional need in the community became apparent, and the agency was born. Volunteers came forth to help deliver groceries to an ever-increasing list of individuals in need of food assistance – those who were unable, for whatever reason, to access other options. The organization secured 501(c)(3) status in 2002. What began as a micro-endeavor to feed a few seniors in the early 90s has grown to now serve over 2,000 people each month.
Hillside’s mission is straightforward: “Deliver food to people living at or below the poverty level.” Hillside provides assistance to those who have fallen through the cracks by helping provide basic needs before it’s too late. More than 2,300 individuals are regularly served by Hillside and approximately 500,000 meals were delivered last year.