For the 13th year, Dee Snider will lead a team of motorcyclists for a good cause. The Twisted Sister frontman’s annual ‘Ride to Fight Hunger’ will take place on Saturday, Sept. 20 to raise money for Long Island Cares.

“There are more than 316,000 Long Islanders in need of emergency food and community support services because of reductions in critical programs like food stamps, unemployment and other safety net supports,” Snider said. “I’ve seen the work of Long Island Cares first hand and know how important their services are for families, children, and others who rely upon the assistance of charitable organizations just to get by."

Snider began partnering three years ago with a food bank originally founded by Harry Chapin. The late singer-songwriter started the charity in 1980, not long before his tragic early passing in a 1981 car accident

"We’re very fortunate that Harry Chapin had the vision to establish this great organization and food bank 35 years ago," Snider adds, "and it has grown to meet the changing needs of our communities with some very creative programs like their satellite programs in Freeport, Lindenhurst and their new location in Huntington Station, along with their mobile outreach units for our veterans, seniors, and the homeless.  I’m very proud to continue Harry Chapin’s great work and support Long Island Cares. I hope that many more people will join me on Sept. 20th and fight hunger in our communities.”

Once again, the ride will go from Lido Beach Park to the water tower at Robert Moses State Park and back. Pre-registration is currently open, with the fee of $20 for a rider and $10 for passenger open until March 31. Last year’s event saw participation from more than 1,200 motorcyclists. For complete information, visit their website.

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