Mike Bessette

Mike Bessette

No child should experience hunger.?Not anywhere, but certainly not among the prosperity of South?Florida. The sad fact is that many children are at risk of?experiencing?hunger in the 72 hours when they leave school on?Friday afternoon and their return to school Monday morning.?

The PanFlorida Challenge does more than raise awareness of childhood hunger--it provides?an opportunity to help?solve the problem.?For less than the cost of a single cocktail or your favorite hot beverage, you can not only feed but NOURISH a kid for an entire weekend. Powerpack kids have 13 nutritionally balanced meals tucked into their backpacks Friday afternoon.

The PanFlorida Challenge is an incredible non-profit in which 100%, I repeat 100%,?of the proceeds go directly to helping curb the problem childhood hunger. ?So on?March 10, 2017, I will set out on a two-day, 180-mile bike ride from Naples' gulf coast to Fort Pierce on the Atlantic coast of Florida.

My fundraising goal is $1500, about the cost of 325 PFC Powerpacks. I realize that everyone is active in helping many worthwhile causes and I don't mean this notice to come off as a shakedown. I'm only asking that you consider contributing your weekly allowance for coffee, beer, bourbon, wine or the cost of a round of golf. On second thought, for some of you that could be considered a shakedown. Any help is appreciated by me and the too many kids who are at risk of being hungry.


Thanks for your help and support.

The Pan-Florida Challenge is for HUNGRY KIDS


Together we RIDE to END Kids’ Hunger - 1 meal at a time.  Our challenge goal is 2,000,000 meals.


Who’s hungry?  Tiny kid’s faces paint the new portrait of Hunger.

  • 1 out of 4 Local South Florida Kids Suffer without enough food
  • PFC Rider-Heroes will ride past 79,030 hungry kids across 7 Counties
  • Chronic Malnutrition afflicts 22% of all Haitian Kids under 5 years old


We can cure kids' hunger - 1 meal at a time. Join us!

Thousands of hungry kids will THANK YOU. 

Photo Credit -Dorothy Edwards, Staff, Naples Daily News 

Donor Roll

Michael B. $50.00
John O. $110.00
Anonymous $1,400.00
mark j. $500.00 Ride like the wind, Bullseye! Awesome - this will be a great, and very scenic event.
Eduardo R. $100.00
Anonymous $55.00
Tom V. $230.00
Michael M. $110.00
Timothy B. $55.00
John P. $340.00

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