Home > News > Events 10 April 2013 1 000 miles to feed 2 500 learners Every day thousands of learners in the Western Cape come to school hungry, 3 out of 4 being the exact statistic. 0 iStock Every day thousands of learners in the Western Cape come to school hungry, 3 out of 4 being the exact statistic. This realisation has motivated husband and wife team, Ian and Leslie Hurst from Stellenbosch to attempt the famous Appalachian hiking trail in the USA with the aim of raising much needed funds for the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA).The pair will hike from the top of Springer Mountain on the 19th of Apriland finishat Harpers Ferry in West Virginia on the 29th of June and everyone is encouraged tojoin them by pledging their support. Celebrating its 55 year milestone this year PSFA, a registered non-profit organisation, provides 330 000 children at 757 primary, secondary and special-needs schools in the Western Cape with breakfast and lunch, daily. Under the motto ‘You can’t teach a hungry child’, PSFA have over the past 55 years prepared and served over 1.5 billion meals to learners in the Western-Cape at the cost of R395 per child per year. 2500 learners will be fed Highlighting PSFA’s Adopt-a-Child programme, the duo, by hiking 1017 miles (or 1635 kilometres) will endeavour to raise R987 500 which will feed 2500 learners two meals a day. If only 1 child is ‘adopted’ for every kilometre walked, the Hurst’s will achieve their goal of feeding hungry children. “We’ve seen first-hand the difference the organisation makes daily in the lives of thousands of learners and we wanted to contribute in a meaningful way and inspire the public to join us on this journey by supporting PSFA”, says Ian Hurst. Andy du Plessis, PSFA Director said: “Ian and Leslie Hurst’s attempt to raise funds, by hiking this difficult trail, will also raise valuable awareness for the problem of hunger in schools and the work that PSFA does. We’ll be with them in spirit every step of the way”. Get in contact with 1000 MilesFollow Ian and Leslie on their trail journal athttp://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?trailname=14844 For more information please go to www.1000atmiles.com NEXT ON HEALTH24X 9 habits that could hurt your digestive system 5 minutes ago More: NewsEvents advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical 9 habits that could hurt your digestive system Medical Does Justin Bieber really have pink eye? News SEE: SA doctors perform second successful penis transplant Partner Content A common sense approach for public health Medical Mechanical heart valve noise may cause sleepless nights Medical SEE: How long the flu virus lasts in your body From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Live healthier Dangerous winter sun » Why female students ignore the risks of indoor tanning Can rooibos protect you from the effects of UVB exposure? Skin cancer always a risk – even in winter During winter, the risk of skin cancer doesn’t disappear. CyberDoc talks to us about when to see your doctor about a strange-looking mole or spot. Did you know? » The 5 saltiest foods may surprise you Craving salt? Your genes may be the reason 10 fascinating facts about salt The one thing that fast foods, whether it be chips, hamburgers, pretzels or fried chicken have in common, is loads of salt.