Cranksgiving – Octobober 28th

Join the fun at the 4th annual Berks County Cranksgiving hosted by The Berks County Bicycle Club! This year the event will take place on Saturday, October 28th starting at 9am at Trooper Thorns Restaurant on Route 10 in Reading!
What is Cranksgiving, you may ask! Cranksgiving is a food scavenger hunt ON YOUR BICYCLE! Participants will be given a store list of items to purchase at various food stores in the area and it’s your job to collect as many items as you can/want before time runs out! (Last year, riders carried more than 5,000 lbs!) Awards are given for biggest turkey, most items, most stores visited, and more! AND being that it’s so close to Halloween, you are encouraged to come in costume!
All food collected will be donated to GBFB and go directly into the hands of community members in need! Visit the “Cranksgiving Berks County 2017” Facebook event for more information! See you there!

World Food Day Breakfast – October 19

On Thursday, October 19, the GBFB will host our 34th annual World Food Day Breakfast at the Crowne Plaza in Wyomissing! Each year, GBFB celebrates the programs, people, and corporations who help feed the hungry in the communities we serve. This year, the Breakfast will focus on the GBFB’s efforts to supply significantly more of the healthiest foods to the people we serve.

For more information, contact Doug Long at


Whenever you attend a concert, comedy show, hockey game, family show or any other great event at the Santander Arena or Santander Performing Arts Center be sure to bring along a non-perishable food donation for the Greater Berks Food Bank! The Santander Arena and P.A.C., always wonderful supporters of the GBFB and the community, have kicked off their #Cans4Concerts food drive for the GBFB. Throughout 2016, GBFB food drive barrels will be stationed at the entrances to all concerts, games and events. Please help make #Cans4Concerts a success!