It's that time again; time for The Supermarket Street Sweep! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the event, The
Supermarket Street Sweep
is an annual bike race that benefits the San
Francisco Food Bank
. For the past six years, hundreds of participants
have zipped around the city to local supermarkets and brought back
thousands of pounds of food to donate to this wonderful charity.SMSW Stats:
2006: 80 racers - 1,172 lbs of food
2007: 110 racers - 1,595 lbs.
2008: 150 racers - 5,266 lbs.
2009: 198 racers - 7,507 lbs.
2010: 171 racers - 6,920 lbs. + $4,877
2011: 201 racers - 7,990 lbs. + $9,552Total Meals To Date:
Saturday, December 1st, High Noon.WHERE:
Cupid Span's (Bow & Arrow) at Folsom and Embarcadero.CARGO RACE:
Bring back the heaviest load of food from the designated grocery stores.SPEED RACE:
Buy specific food items from the designated grocery stores and get to the finish as soon as possible.DOLLARS FOR DINNERS:
Raise money for the SF Food Bank. Every $1 you raise provides 4 meals for those in need.WHAT
A bag, box or crate (whatever you rock to the grocery store), a
lock and money to buy items (suggested $15-30, whatever is comfy,
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