39 Days of IDEAS | Day 26: Wheels of a different kind

October 08, 2014
| by Editor |

Working together with BikeAthens, the Athens Community Council on Aging and one enterprising volunteer have piloted what they call Meals on Two Wheels.

University of Georgia student Ian Crosby, a volunteer at BikeAthens, had an unusual idea for the Athens Com­munity Council on Aging (ACCA): he wanted to deliver food for their Meals on Wheels program via bike. Working together with Bike-Athens to design and build a suitable cart, and making sure an existing route would accommodate the added transit time, the ACCA and Crosby have piloted what they call Meals on Two Wheels. “In 18 months, Ian has delivered approximately 720 meals on his bike,” reported Director of Communications KaDee Holt. “It’s a great example of the innovative energy UGA student volunteers bring to our efforts to fight senior hunger.”

 

 

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