The Sun Valley Tour de Force’s 2020 and 2021 road rallies will benefit The Hunger Coalition, the event’s organizer, Intrepid Events, announced last week.
Organizers picked the Bellevue-based food bank from nearly 20 applicants, Intrepid Events President Whitney Slade said in a statement.
The deal means marketing, outreach, and, of course, money for the nonprofit. Idaho Basecamp, the inaugural beneficiary, garnered donations worth $100,000 from the 2019 iteration, including a check for $65,000 and a 2018 Ford Sprinter Van. In its first year, the Sun Valley Tour de Force contributed $16,000.
In November, The Hunger Coalition announced plans to move into a new headquarters in early 2021. The major expansion would triple its footprint and hopefully double its reach.
“We are at a pivotal phase in our organization,” Executive Director Jeanne Liston said. “With the demand for stigma-free programs like Volunteer for Veggies and Bloom Truck on the rise, we are determined to provide more opportunities for our neighbors to access food in dignified ways and be a part of a multi-dimensional solution to food insecurity. This incredible opportunity with Sun Valley Tour de Force will help propel us forward to meet this ambitious goal.”
This year’s Sun Valley Tour de Force is scheduled for July 23-25.