Category Archives: The “Fund-Racer”

H4H Celebration in Asheville!

Thursday, September 23rd we will be having our Hiking for Hunger celebration in Asheville, NC! @highlandbrewing is generously allowing us to set up outside in their Meadow, and we could not be more excited- thank you so much, Highland!

Please feel free to stop by anytime between 4 pm and 7 pm. This is a super laid back, come-and-go-as-you-please type of event to help reduce overcrowding. Our main goal is to provide an opportunity for our supporters and friends to ask us questions and celebrate what we all accomplished together.

What: Hiking for Hunger Celebration
When: Thursday, September 23rd 4PM to 7PM
Where: Highland Brewing 12 Old Charlotte Hwy #200, Asheville, NC 28803

The shaving of the BAM! Beard will take place at 6 pm. If you are unable to physically be at the gathering, we will be streaming this historic event on Instagram Live. A video will also be posted after the fact on social media and the Hiking for Hunger website. BYOS! (Bring Your Own Scissors) -only kidding, we will bring all of the shaving materials, lol.

If you ordered a Hiking for Hunger t-shirt and opted to pick up at the celebration, we will have those ready for you! Thanks again to everyone who ordered shirts, and another huge thank you to @mhnuckols for hand printing these beauties!

We can’t wait to see y’all! Thanks again for being a part of this journey! ❤

All of our love,

Hero & BAM!

Katahdin Summit!

Never in our wildest dreams could we have imagined that the Hiking for Hunger project would take off in the way that it did. $29,707.30 … we are so humbled by the compassion and generosity that has led to this number. A number that will make it possible for @manna_foodbank to help provide up to 118,829 meals to people in need in Western North Carolina. Think about that for a second, what that might mean to someone who doesn’t know where their next meal is coming from. For so many people in WNC being served by MANNA, the funds raised through this project will mean more access to healthy, nutritious meals. What that is is life changing.

This journey has been so deeply enriched for us by all of you- your support of this cause and encouragement along the way has buoyed us and left our hearts so full of determination, inspiration, love. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. Thank you for being a part of this- we are all Hiking for Hunger.

There’s still time to donate and have it count towards the Bye Bye BAM! Beard Challenge. We now need just under $300 to reach our goal of $30,000. If we can get there before August 25th, Hero will shave BAM!’s beard off at our celebration party in Asheville, NC in September (date/time/location TBD). $5 of every H4H commemorative tee shirt will be donated to MANNA, so get in your orders before August 25th (longer reminder post about tee shirts coming your way in the next few days).

You all truly are our heroes. ♥️

With hearts full of gratitude,

Hero & BAM!

100 Mile Wilderness Matching Gift and Updates

Hello Amazing Hiking for Hunger community!

We have a few updates and announcements.

With your help, we have raised over $24,400 for MANNA FoodBank so far! That is over 97,600 meals for our neighbors in WNC.

We are currently in Monson, ME and have less than 115 miles left to Katahdin. If all goes well we plan to summit on Friday July 23rd.

For the final week (July 16-23) donations will be matched up to a total of $1,000 by an anonymous donor. Please spread the word – tell your friends and family! We are hoping to raise over $26,000 before we finish the Appalachian Trail. During this week your donations will go twice as far towards that goal.

Post Summit Plans
After we finish the trail we will continue to raise money for MANNA as we work on getting our Journal Posts out for you all to read and see.

BAM! has challenged you all to see if we can raise a total of $30,000 for MANNA by his Birthday – August 24th. If we reach $30,000 HERO WILL SHAVE HIS BEARD! And we will do it live at a celebration with our MANNA community in Asheville in late September. We will also stream the video live on social media for folks who cannot attend the celebration in person!.

BAM! will be stoked if we reach $30,000 dollars raised by his birthday… he’s not as excited about shaving off his beard. He has been grooming and growing his beard for the past 6 years. Now at the end of the trail it is the longest it has ever been. But, he would be stoked to shave it if it means more people in our Western North Carolina community have the food they need.

We will also continue to take T-shirt orders until August 25th and $5 of every shirt payment will be donated to MANNA and count towards our ultimate goal of $30,000. See details about how to order t-shirts in our previous post.

We are sorry that we have not posted a blog since the Delaware Water Gap. We have been keeping notes, taking photos, and writing. However, we have run out of space on our website and can’t post another full blog with pictures unless we purchase more data. We aren’t sure if we want to continue forward and put more money into this platform or look into other options. Either way, we are going to wait to make this decision until after we finish the trail.

We will get the rest of our Journal entries and pictures out to you all. However, they will have to wait until after we summit Katahdin. If you would like to see pictures and videos of our last 115 miles on trail please follow us on Instagram @hikingforhunger or Facebook by searching Hiking for Hunger. If you do not have Instagram or Facebook we are sorry but, we don’t have another way of sharing our journey at this time. We are working on a YouTube channel but still not proficient in posting videos yet. You can find us on YouTube by searching Hiking for Hunger and we will keep working on it and post future videos through this platform.

Thank you all so much for your continued support!

We Plan to Finish Strong for our WNC Community!

Hero and BAM!

Food for the Sole Backpacking Meals Giveaway!!!

WINNER of the Half Gallon Challenge!

The Half Gallon Challenge!

ANNOUNCING THE TOTAL FUNDS RAISED for MANNA FoodBank during the Four State Challenge – $4,217!!! Which helps provide 16,868 meals for people in Western North Carolina. You all are so incredible!!! We are just amazed and filled with gratitude for the effort you all put in to getting the word out, donating, and supporting the Hiking for Hunger project. This brings the total funds raised so far to $15,345.30! That’s enough to help provide 61,381meals!  Thank you all for the amazing support and encouragement!

4 State Challenge Complete! (Actually Took us 17.5 hours)

The Four State Challenge: How To Donate