Man visits Zingerman’s during 16,000 mile motorcycle trip to raise awareness for hunger crisis

Trip aims to raise awareness and funds for Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger

The Great American Deli Schlep brought Steve Goode to Zingerman's Deli on June 5, 2021. (WDIV)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Steve Goode stopped for lunch Saturday in Ann Arbor as part of the “Great American Deli Schlep.”

For the 16,000 mile, 75 day trip across the United States, Goode partnered with the nonprofit Mazon to raise awareness and funds for the organization’s fight to end hunger in the United States.

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Inspired by “The Top Jewish Deli in Every State,” Goode -- a motorcyclist from the Chicago area -- plans to stop at dozens of Jewish-style delis during his trip that runs through summer.

The Great American Deli Schlep brought Goode and a few other bikers to Zingerman’s Delicatessen on Saturday, where they discussed the hunger crisis and how to take action for structural change. According to the deli, Goode had a Reuben.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of Americans that face food shortages has grown. According to Mazon, the number of people in the United States experiencing hunger has doubled from 40 million to 80 million during the pandemic. Michigan state officials believe about two million, or about one-in-five Michiganders, are food insecure.

More information on the Great American Deli Schlep can be found on Mazon’s official website here.

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