Tennessee teacher goes to extreme lengths for Food For the Hungry.

By July 12, 2006

USA (MNN)–A fourth-grade school teacher from Memphis, Tennessee is wrapping up the 3,500-mile ‘Hunger Ride’ this Friday in Portland, Oregon.

It’s an effort to raise awareness and money for the plight of impoverished children in Ethiopia and for the work Food For The Hungry is doing there.

Tom Rand’s previous visit to Zeway, Ethiopia allowed him to visit some of the children and families who are part of Food for the Hungry’s child sponsorship program

He subsequently felt a burden to help spread the message of the problems facing the children in Ethiopia. A short 400-mile cycle ride was the beginning of the idea that came to fruition as ‘Hunger Ride’.

Rand began his cycling journey across the United States on May 27. His awareness effort supports FHI’s goal of meeting children’s needs both physically and spiritually in hard places.

35-hundred miles later, he hopes that individuals, churches, organizations, businesses gained a greater understanding and awareness of the problem of HIV/AIDS in Africa, and get involved in Food for the Hungry’s work there.

He says, “My prayer is that hearts would be broken over the tremendous physical and spiritual needs of those in Africa. I want rally many people to get involved.”

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