Bicyclist Rides in RAGBRAI to Raise Awareness About Favorite Nonprofit Food For The Poor

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (July 23, 2010) – Robert Doherty is an avid bicyclist and advocate for Food For The Poor, the largest international relief and development organization in the United States.

Doherty hopes his participation in the annual RAGBRAI 2010 Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa will generate awareness about the nonprofit’s humanitarian mission in 17 countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. An expected 10,000 riders will navigate this weeklong 472-mile trail, which winds through eight cities in northern Iowa – beginning in Sioux City and ending in Dubuque.

Date Starting Point Meeting Town
July 25: Sioux City (Leeds, Kingsley, Washta, Quimby, Storm Lake) Washta
July 26: Storm Lake (Varina, Pocahontas, Plover, West Bend, Whittemore, Algona) Pocahontas
July 27: Algona (Wesley, Hutchins, Britt, Garner, Clear Lake) Clear Lake
July 28: Clear Lake (Swaledale, Rockwell, Cartersville, Rockford, Charles City) Rockford
July 29: Charles City (Clarksville, Parkersburg, Stout, Dike, Hudson, Waterloo) Parkersburg
July 30: Waterloo (Washburn, Gilbertville, Jubilee, Shady Grove, Rowley, Quasqueton Winthrop, Manchester) Quasqueton
July 31: Manchester (Earlville, Dyersville, Bankston, Graf, Dubuque) Dyersville

Food For The Poor has sent more than $100 million worth of aid to Haiti, since the 7.0 Magnitude earthquake devastated the country on Jan. 12. As the leading provider of aid to Haiti, Food For The Poor has shipped and distributed more than 845 tractor-trailer loads of relief supplies to this impoverished country since Jan. 12, including food, clean water, medicines, medical supplies, and building materials.

Food For The Poor, the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed the millions of hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian agency provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. To learn more, please visit

Jennifer Leigh Oates
Public Relations
Food For The Poor
954-427-2222 x 6054