"My trail name is Sassafras, I am thirteen years old. I am hiking the Appalachian Trail to bring awareness to hunger through Sassafras and Kaboose Adventure can help by donating food to your local food bank to help those less fortunate than us. What I am doing is called a thru hike which means I will be hiking all of the Appalachian Trail starting in Georgia and ending in Maine. My journey started on March 21, 2013 and will go through September of 2013. My goal is to raise one pound of food for every mile I hike on the trail for a total of 2,184 pounds.
I have been backpacking since I was eight years old and have already covered all of the Appalachian Trail in Maine and northern New Hampshire. I have also hiked the southern section of Virginia and the Southern half of Georgia. I hike with my Dad (Kaboose) who has been very supportive of my goals.
The New Gloucester food pantry needs our help to make sure that families do not go hungry, I believe that I can help by bringing attention to the issue we have here locally by Hiking for Hunger. My goal is to have 2,184 pounds of food donated to the New Gloucester Food bank by 8/31/2013."