Bikers Without Borders holds second food drive, reaching out to the community

OCEAN PINES, Md. – Bikers Without Borders held a fill-the-truck food drive Saturday morning.

Members tell us they’re more than just a group that rides motorcycles, they’re a foundation that gives back to the community.

“We ride through the community so we’re going to support those that are there for us,” says a trustee with the foundation, Lacey Egerton.

Bikers Without Borders (BWB) members headed to the Food Lion parking lot in Ocean Pines for their second ‘Fill-the-Truck’ food drive. They tell us, they’re doing their part in filling up food pantries in the area.

“We got here and people are showing up already at 8:30, dropping off donations to us that just saw us setting up,” says a BWB member, Kathy Winte.

We’re told the foundation was focused on single-serve food items that would help five local organizations fill backpacks with food.  The pantries receiving the donations were FORGE Youth & Family Academy (Pittsville), Delmarva Evangelistic Church Agape Food Pantry (Salisbury), Bayshore Community Church (Millsboro and Selbyville, DE), Carter G. Woodson Elementary School (Crisfield), and Sonrise Church (Berlin). Those donations will go to school-age children as well as senior citizens.

“We feel great obviously about supporting our community and helping make sure that no one goes hungry,” says Egerton.

The donations ranged from oatmeal, breakfast cereals, granola bars, mac and cheese, and much more. However, Egerton tells 47 ABC, they do more than collect food.

“So not only do we do events like these to serve our immediate community, we support our veterans, we support our active military, our first responders.”

Bikers say the organization was founded because they give back to the community, and that’s a mission they want to continue carrying out.

“I couldn’t be more proud of not only what we’ve accomplished, but our organization has accomplished doing it,” says Winte. Egerton adds, “We’re brothers and sisters to one another but this is family, these are the people if you need anything, you call them first and they will absolutely be on your doorstep.”

Those with the foundation also tell us, they’re already planning their next food drive event for the spring and hope to have it sometime in April of 2022.

Their group is open to non-riders as well and their next meeting is November 27th at 10 a.m. at the Powellville Volunteer Fire department, and it’s open to the public.

If you’re interested in learning more or want to join, their social media are linked below.

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You can also email the group at bikerswithoutbordersfoundation@gmail.ocom

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