Over 4,000 euros raised for the Food Bank, corresponding to approximately 70,000 meals donated to charitable organizations and associations. This is the goal achieved by the young man Pietro Franzese which, this summer, he covered 5,000 kilometers on a bicycle, realizing a dream he had kept in his drawer for years.
The 27-year-old from Milan has in fact reached North Cape, starting from Piazza del Duomo, after an incredible journey of 40 days and today he was received at Palazzo Lombardia by the President of the Region Attilio Fontana who wanted to congratulate him. Pedaling after pedaling, Pietro crossed the territories of Italy, Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway. He spent 26 nights in tents, took two ferries, bathed in a lake beyond the Arctic Circle and in the Barents Sea. A mission, with a fixed gear bike, wanted precisely to sensitize people against food waste.
“It was a very long, beautiful and tiring journey” Franzese says in an interview with Lombardia Notizie Online and published on the Facebook page.
«The goal – continues Franzese – was to combine a vehicle like the bike with something sustainable like the Food Bank that fights against waste and is committed to recovering resources and energy. We have collected one euro for every kilometer cycled, through a platform ‘The gift network’ through which it is still possible to donate ».
«The bike for me – concludes the young man – means a lot: it is a means that made me independent and allowed me to untie myself from the car or public transport. A passion that nobody cultivates in my family ».CopyAMP code.
Lombardy Region allocates approximately 2.5 million euros each year to finance projects such as those promoted by Pietro Franzese through which people in need are helped.
From Milan to the North Cape for the Lombardy Food Bank: “Exceptional experience for a noble cause”