The GSF Foundation hosted its fifth national bike building event on Saturday, May 6. This year, more than 1,000 associates, friends and family members from Golden State Foods (GSF), Quality Custom Distribution (QCD) and KanPak facilities volunteered their time and built bicycles alongside 1,400 children in need in 24 local communities. All involved were driven by a common purpose to provide deserving school-aged children from local Boys and Girls Clubs and elementary schools with their own bikes.
“Our event shows our associates’ desire to help kids in the community,” said Anna Lisa Lukes, Director of CSR and Executive Director, GSF Foundation. “A lot of people and time goes into making that one day special for so many kids, and we are grateful to our associates all over GSF, who make this happen. Over the years, we’ve donated nearly 6,600 bikes, touching the lives of children in need, while also engaging GSF Foundation volunteers.”
The bike building event provided children in need the opportunity for growth while instilling valuable life skills such as safety, goal setting and the value of hard work needed to achieve those goals. A bike helps a child develop his or her sense of self-reliance, adventure, strength and character, all qualities the GSF Foundation supports.
Check out pictures from the events here.