We're not even three weeks away from Thanksgiving at this point. This a critical time for local food pantries, which are feeding more families than you'd think. That's why this Sunday, November 6, is the perfect time for a foodraiser. St. Louis BicycleWorks' Cranksgiving is your opportunity to pitch in. Bicyclists gather at the City Museum (750 North Sixteenth Street; www.bworks.org/cranksgiving) between 8 and 9 p.m. to register and pick one of three courses (five, ten or 25 miles) to ride. There are grocery stores along each route for you to stop at and buy at least $20 worth of non-perishable food, which you can then drop off at designated SAG trucks near the stores or schlep back to the City Museum. Bailey's Restaurants will sell food and beverages in the parking lot when you complete your route, and all riders get discounted admission to the museum. If you're not a cyclist and still wish to donate, you're a good person; canned food can be delivered in advance to Bworks in Soulard or the Alpine Shop in Kirkwood.
Price: donation of $20 worth of non-perishable food