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Chad White helps fight childhood hunger through three-day, 300-mile bike ride

UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 5:12 p.m.

Chef Chad White, a contestant on season 13 of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” returned home to Spokane in late 2015 after living out of the area for 14 years. He’s the owner of Zona Blanca in downtown Spokane. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
Chef Chad White, a contestant on season 13 of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” returned home to Spokane in late 2015 after living out of the area for 14 years. He’s the owner of Zona Blanca in downtown Spokane. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Chad White is training and raising money for a 300-mile charity bicycle trip.

Chefs Cycle benefits No Kid Hungry. The ride takes place in September.

So far, just over $49,000 has been raised through the ride, or 4 percent of the $1.3 million goal.

White’s goal is to raise $7,500. So far, he’s raised just over $1,100.

On his personal page for the event, he writes, “If you know me then you know just how passionate I am about helping provide a safe and healthy life for the many unfortunate hungry children by working and volunteering my time with local food banks, shelters and non-profits. No child in America should grow up hungry. But too many kids in our country don’t have the food they need to thrive.”

White, the owner of Zona Blanca ceviche restaurant in downtown Spokane, was a contestant on season 13 of Bravo’s “Top Chef.” He moved back to Spokane in late 2015 after 14 years out of the area. He’s a partner in the Spokane-based spice company Spiceology and is also a partner in restaurants in San Diego and Tijuana.

For the past three years, Chefs Cycle has organized three-day, 300-mile charity rides for chefs in support of No Kid Hungry. The fall 2018 ride takes place in Charlottesville, Virginia.

White has been promoting it on his Instagram account at www.instagram.com/chefchadwhite.

For more information, visit www.chefscycle.org.