Food activists finish cross-country ride

Twenty-nine Jewish cyclists who rode across America to raise awareness about sustainable food systems will finish their trek in Washington, D.C.

After nearly two months on the Hazon Cross-USA Bike Ride, the participants arrived in the nation’s capital Aug. 15. They have raised more than $120,000 in support of sustainable food systems.

The cyclists stopped in 13 states to meet farmers, policymakers, rabbis and others to discuss the food system in the United States and the upcoming Farm Bill in Congress.

The Cross-USA Ride is organized by Hazon, a leading faith-based environmental organization and a driving force behind the growth of the Jewish Food Movement. — jta