First Annual JHF Motorcycle Run

Riding 175 miles to help feed the community

JHF’s first Motorcycle Run was a great success. Employees, friends and the entire community were invited to participate in this First Annual Motorcycle Run. Kickstands went up at 10 a.m. and participants were encouraged to donate $20 a bike. The money went to support the local Open Door Food Shelf.

There are over 40,000 Dakota Country residents with incomes below the poverty level (2013, Dakota County) with 13,000 children struggling with hunger and John Henry Foster wants to help!









“We had an amazing day! The weather couldn’t have been any nicer,” said Dan Schmitt, JHF’s Metro Service Technician. “We followed the river down on the Wisconsin side to Pepin, where we stopped for lunch. Then we crossed over in Wabasha and followed the river back up. The last stop in our run was in Red Wing. The gang returned to JHF around five o’clock where we enjoyed BBQ’s, chips, and pulled pork sandwiches.”

There were 11 bikes total that traveled 175 miles. This event generated $250 dollars or the Open Door.




“It was nice to sit down and socialize with fellow coworkers outside of the work environment,” said Adam Schmitt, JHF’s Automation Specialist.

JHF will be also be donating $2,500 per quarter or $10,000 per year to the Open Door to help those less fortunate. The food shelf helps support many single parent families and almost 50% are employed and unable to make ends meet.

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