Progressive helps bikers eat for charity

"Corn for Kids" program supports local food banks

By Staff, Aug. 05, 2009
Progressive Insurance is giving motorcyclists an appetizing way to help their local communities. Over the next several months, America’s largest motorcycle insurer, Progressive, is giving away hot roasted corn on the cob at motorcycle rallies across the country for a suggested donation of $1 an ear.

The program, called “Corn for Kids,” benefits local Feeding America food banks to help feed needy children and their families and other charities such as Kids & Chrome in Sturgis, S.D. 

“Riders are a charitable bunch—in fact, we recently surveyed male riders and found that nearly half are involved in a charity or cause,” says Marcy Gray, long-time rider and a motorcycle product manager at Progressive. “We’re thrilled to help feed bikers’ desire to give back…and their bellies too.”

Progressive’s “Corn for Kids” program kicked off at Sturgiss Bike Week and 10 other events have been scheduled.

"Corn for Kids" Schedule
Rally City, State Dates
Sturgis Bike Week Rapid City, S.D. Aug. 1 - 9
Americal Salute Winter Park, Colo. Aug. 14 - 16
Milwaukee Bike Fest Milwaukee, Wis. Sept. 4 - 6
Roar to the Shore Wildwood, N.J. Sept. 10 - 13
Delmarva Bike Week Ocean City, Md. Sept. 17 - 20
Bikes Blues and BBQ Fayetteville, Ark. Sept. 23 - 26
Las Vegas Bike Fest Las Vegas, Nev. Oct. 1 - 4
South Padre Island Rally South Padre Island, Tex. Oct. 8 - 11
Biketoberfest Daytona Beach, Fla. Oct. 5 - 18
Love Ride Glendale, Calif. Oct. 23 - 25
Lone Star Galveston, Tex. Oct. 29 - Nov. 1

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