John Hennessy Team Captain

John Hennessy

Member of team: Hamilton Club

This will be our third year riding across Florida in the PFC to support hungry kids in Florida and Haiti. We hope that the wind will be on our backs on March 11 and 12 as we pedal the 180 miles from Naples to Fort Pierce. No matter how the wind blows - it's a great cause and a fun group to ride with! Join us if you can. 5 weeks to go and training started for me today (Feb 4).

The PFC has grown a lot since we started. Our goal in 2015 was to raise money for 250,000 meals. Well we actually raised enough for 700,000. In 2016 the goal was 1 million meals and we raised enough for 2.5 million. This year our goal is 2 million meals. Someone keeps raising the bar but that's ok - the hunger problem is real and we need to do what we can to counteract it. 100% of rider donations go to meals. The rest of the money comes from sponsors and donors. We are thankful to so many for their support.

The PFC Power Pack weekend meal program is now in operation in 36 schools and aftercare sites in 8 Florida counties. It's a major logistical exercise. The PFC supplies "Power Packs" of nutritious food on Friday afternoon throughout the school year to children who have little to no food at home. The goal is to have these disadvantaged young children come to school Monday morning at a 100% learning level to be able to learn and compete with mainstream America. This year we will supply weekend food "Power Packs" to thousands of young needy kids for every weekend of the school year. Help for Haiti feeds and educates children in the northeast area of Haiti.

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

John H. $50.00
John H. $250.00
Elaine H. $250.00 Go John - only 180 miles to go!
Mimi B. $110.00 Best of luck John!! - Eamonn & Mimi
William S. $75.00
Michael D. $55.00 Good Luck John!
Adam M. $110.00 Keep up the good work John!
Alan B. $150.00 Great commitment for a great cause. Go John and Team!
Deirdre D. $150.00 May the wind be at your back!
Rory M. $110.00 Very best of luck to you John
Máirtín C. $200.00
Nancy S. $75.00 Go John! Great cause!
Susan H. J. $55.00 Great cause! Susan & Paul, Black and Amber Racing
Elmarie O. $110.00 Best of luck Elmarie
Soula P. $110.00 Good Luck John!
Anne R. $340.00 Good luck John!
Elke S. $250.00
Andre N. $200.00 Way to go, John!!
GG K. $300.00 Good luck, John!
John S. $55.00
Shane B. $110.00
Marianne W. $100.00 Hi John, enjoy the race and good luck. Marianne
Karim H. $110.00 Good luck John!!! Hope to join you some day! :)
Derval K. $340.00 Good luck. Derval and Frank
Mary B. $55.00 John, Keep on cycling! Best wishes Mary
joseph b. $100.00 Congratulations and best of luck John and Elaine. Joe and Geraldine Byrne are delighted to support your good work for this worthy cause.
Neil K. $110.00
Elaine C. $500.00 Hi John, Wishing you the best of luck from all the team at Canyon CTS, Ireland.
Keith M. $55.00
Regina L. $25.00
Christopher P. $55.00
Douglas D. $75.00
Dennis A. $55.00 Wonderful to support John and his colleagues in a most worth cause! Dennis
Michael S. $110.00
John C. $110.00
Paula B. $75.00
Paul J. $500.00 I thoroughly enjoyed the day as Porsche escort driver for your 'Green' group. The commitment not only of your riders, but every volunteer I encountered was impressive. Congratulations on your leadership in this so worthy cause. =Paul
Andrew S. $110.00 Good luck out there.
susanna c. $110.00 Well done to John, on the bike, and Elaine, on support. Helping to feed kids is certainly a great reason to fundraise.
Margaret K. $20.00
David P. $25.00

Fundraiser Goal

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