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 The pros and cons of 4 sleeping positions 2018-07-16 13:00 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 The pros and cons of 4 sleeping positions Medical 7 facts you probably didn’t know about hearing aids Medical This man was constipated for 22 years Diet and nutrition What energy drink in SA is the worst for you? Medical Can allergies really cause mental health issues? Lifestyle We asked a pilot all the questions you’ve always wanted to know about flying From our sponsors Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract ACC 200 works fast to break down mucus Live healthier Contraceptives and you » Scientists create new contraceptive from seaweed Poor long-term birth control training leads to 'accidents' 7 birth control myths you should stop believing Will the Pill make you gain weight? Can you fall pregnant while breastfeeding? We bust seven common myths about birth control. Your digestive health » Causes of digestive disorders 9 habits that could hurt your digestive system Your tummy rumblings might help diagnose bowel disorder With the assistance of an 'acoustic belt', doctors can now determine the cause of your tummy troubles.