By “Dazzlin” Shannon Venturo Senior Moto-Journalist

September is National Hunger Action Month.  Millions of families are facing hunger, many for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Hunger Action Month is a time when people all over America stand against hunger.  Sharing, Volunteering, fund-raising, and donating are just a few ways to take action.

One great way to take action is to support the local efforts of Bling Devas MC in their 5th annual Peanut Butter Drive.  BDMC has helped collect over 40,000 pounds of Peanut Butter in their past efforts, feeding about a quarter of a million meals in our communities.  Why Peanut Butter?

Peanut butter is an excellent source of protein.  It doesn’t have to be cooked or refrigerated.  One pound feeds six nutritious meals, and kids of all ages love it. 

The pandemic has caused more families to seek help from food banks.  Feeding America estimates that about 4 in 10 people visiting food pantries now need assistance due to COVID-19. 

Experiencing hunger during childhood can have a life-long impact on your mental and physical health and educational achievement.   No child should ever have to go to bed hungry. 

How can you help, you ask?  You can click the QR code and donate some peanut butter right now.  It will be sent directly to a collection site to be donated to Three Square Nevada and SHARE Veteran’s Village. 

This is a CONTEST too!  Bling Devas MC likes to recognize those that step up.  Recognition is given to the business, person, or team that donates the most pounds.  So, start collecting now.   Get your club, friends, and family involved.  Watch for “Case Sales” at grocery stores like Smiths during the month of September.   There are local businesses that have stepped up to be drop-off locations during the peanut butter drive.  You can drop off at one of our terrific BDMC Community partners, Full Throttle Law, Red Rock Harley Davidson, Henderson Harley Davidson, Certified Motors, Leatherneck Club, and Boulder Choppers

Some of the previous year’s winners and huge contributors are Laurie Montoya from BikerDown Las Vegas with her husband Chomper Montoya, The Sin City Moto Girls, Denise Page, Renegade Patriots, Stephen Stubbs, Jared Richards, Infidel Riders MC, to name a few.  Cash donations in the form of a check written to Three Square can be dropped off as well.  One dollar equals one pound.  Three Square will provide a mailed receipt.  Bling Devas MC appreciates your contributions and hopes you will consider stepping up to help make a difference in food insecurity in Clark County.   The final drop-off day will be September 25th at the Bling Devas MC Annual Charity Poker Run.  Registration begins at 9 am at Full Throttle Law Compound.  You can also call to BDMC President to arrange pickup at 678-641-4536.