by Scott Mizrachi
Bikes Not Bombs is a local non-profit grass roots organization that uses the bicycle as a vehicle for social change. They are able to help a large amount of people obtain a reliable and sustainable method of transportation. Every year they ship out up to 8 containers of 500 bicycles and parts to foreign partners in Africa, South America and the Caribbean with the help of local volunteers. Recently I have been fortunate enough to experience different parts of their process firsthand.
Every week they host a volunteer day (from morning to night!) at their hub located in the Sam Adams brewery complex in JP. At these weekly events people come together and have a good time disassembling bicycles and preparing them to be shipped overseas. The container loadings are a blast. When I helped out this past month, I met some really interesting people and was able to lend a hand to an authentically good cause.
Sometimes it seems like with everything going on these days it’s hard to make a positive impact on the world around you. Well, it starts in places like this. When people get together to have a good time contributing to someone else’s well being good things happen in return.
Thanks Scott, for representing yourself as well as City Feed & Supply! We are proud of what positive impact each and every one of our staff members have in the community — whether it’s serving that cup of coffee, or helping out with Bikes Not Bombs. Bikes Not Bombs is an organization we are proud to support through volunteer work like yours & by donating coffee to each container loading session as well as snacks for their annual Bike-a-thon! Building Community through Service, one cup of coffee and shipped bike at a time!