Welcome to Justin's AT Hike Against Hunger!
As you know, I'll be attempting a "thru-hike" of the entire length of the Appalachian Trail - 2,186 miles - to raise funds for Action Against Hunger. Please support my efforts and sponsor me in this event by making a charitable donation! I will leave Springer Mountain, Georgia in April 2012 and reach Mount Katahdin, Maine sometime in September.
You can donate by clicking "Support Me," or by pledging an amount for each mile I hike. If you'd like to pledge per mile, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject of "Donation Pledge" and specify the amount of your pledge. Upon the completion of my hike this fall, you'll be given instructions on making your full donation.
You can follow my progress along the Appalachian Trail at http://justinthruhike.blogspot.com.
For the first time in history, the number of hungry people in the world has passed the 1 billion mark. One in six people go to bed desperately hungry every night. And last year, an estimated 5 million young children died from complications from acute malnutrition.
These figures point to an urgent crisis. But since hunger is not a result of global food shortages, there is hope. The knowledge and tools to end hunger are readily available. And everyone's help can make a difference!
Please bookmark this page if you're interested in keeping track of my progress.
To learn more about Action Against Hunger and their life-saving programs, visit www.actionagainsthunger.org.