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Hiking for Hunger: Pacific Crest Trail 2023

And we're off! Check out the latest update from the trail on our website and Instagram (linked below).

$36,382.57 of $40,000

We are gearing up for another hike – this time on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)! Again, we invite you to share in our adventures and explore the trail with us as we strive to raise money to help support our neighbors experiencing food insecurity in Western North Carolina (WNC).

This year, MANNA FoodBank is celebrating 40 years of serving WNC communities. In honor of this milestone and MANNA’s incredible service over the years, we are setting a lofty goal of raising $40,000 during our PCT thru hike! We’re counting on all of y’all to help us reach “40K for 40 Years,” which would help provide as many as 160,000 meals for folks facing food insecurity in WNC.

Follow along on our adventures and get real-time updates from the trail:

Hiking for Hunger on Instagram

Hiking for Hunger Website

Hiking for Hunger YouTube Channel

Fun fact: you can support us for every mile we complete on the PCT! Since our goal is to raise $40,000, and the trail is roughly 2,650 miles in length (just about), $15 = 1 mile; $30 = 2 miles; $60 = 4 miles; $75 = 5 miles; $105 = 7 miles; and so on… Consider making your gift in increments of $15 and “Fund-race” us to Canada!

You can support our journey and MANNA's work by making a donation using the button above. Or, if you prefer to contribute by check, you can mail it to MANNA FoodBank, 627 Swannanoa River Road, Asheville, NC 28805, and note "Hiking for Hunger" in the memo line.

Our MANNA community is amazing - together, we can do this!

Micah & Keeka Grant-Tomlinson


PS - If you're inspired by our adventures and think you might want to challenge yourself while helping feed people too, click the "Become a Fundraiser" button to learn more about MANNA's Outpace Hunger campaign!


For Hero and BAM, two bright lights in this world. Grateful for them.

Julian Cochran

Amazing, so proud of you, Heather 🥰

Virginia Thompsen


Suzanne Grant

Sending you moral and a wee bit of financial support for the trails ahead. Keep that fundraiser goin!! 😘

Shannon Weiss

You two are amazing! Thanks for all you do ✨💕 -Dora

Felecia Moran

Sending big hugs, stamina, strength and lots of BAMs as you power through the next 24 hours! Yall got this!

Kelly Schwartz

So proud of Hero and Bam!!! You'll are rocking it! Thanks for inspiring so many others to give and support our neighbors in need in WNC. We love and miss you'll. Keep kicking trails...

Chad Conaty

Good luck with the 24 hour challenge, and say hello to Washington (soon?) Jeff

Jeffrey Levine

Good luck with the 24 hour challenge! You got this!

Suzanne Grant

Big love from the Boltz fam!

Kara Boltz

Keep tootin’ along as I’m rootin’ ya on!!

Fallon Wallace


Suzanne Grant

Happy Anniversary Hero and BAM!

Tim Grant

Happy Anniversary, Keeka & Micah!

Janis Grant

Happiest 3rd Anniversary and 1,000th mile, Hero and BAM!!! You guys are incredible!!! Warmest wishes and gratitude- Be Safe!! Love ya ;) Mary

Mary Nesbitt

So proud of you, fam 💖💖💖

Paula DeFrancis

Lets push this fundraiser over 6k! Go Hero and BAM! Your board game buds are super proud of all the work you are doing.

Scott, Ellie, Jack-Jack & Dash Jarman

All the best to Hero and Bam from Tom and Kathy

Thomas Lunde

Keep the faith! Congratulations on your journey to raise funds for Manna

Brenda Ninnemann

Hi guys! Thinking of you with love, Pat and John

John Thurston

Donation from Happy Feet!

Micah Grant-Tomlinson

Cash Donation from Switch on trail!

Micah Grant-Tomlinson

Really enjoying following your progress AND the amazing scenery.

Jan Woloson

You guys ROCK!! Sending you all the love and support!!

Alex Grant Lux

Great job, Keekah & Micah!!

Nichole Mitchell

Keep trekking Hiking for Hunger: PCT 2023! Your efforts are amazing!

Dennise C Adams

Ya’ll are amazing! Happy hiking!

Colleen Rucci

You guys are incredible!! So grateful to have you as part of my chosen family AND my tramily 🤗❤️

Heather Thompsen

$40 for 40 and I'm glad to see you're past LA. Stay well. Jeff Levine

Jeffrey Levine

You two are killing it again! Keep up the amazing work.

Coquette Collins

For Micah & Keeka Grant-Tomlinson in support of their amazing journey, over the Pacific Crest Trail and relentlessly navigating their lives in support of so many less fortunate souls. You two continue to inspire!

Rosemarie McKain

Great to see you guys still out hiking, enjoy your hike!! -Barbie's Dad

Douglas Jones

Go Bam & Hero! ~ Freefall


Cash donation from Trail (Arch) Angel Robert Michael! Thank you for the ride into town, Bob, for breakfast, and for supporting our cause… you are AWESOME!!! 🥰

Keeka Grant-Tomlinson

Ten cents a mile! Go hikers go!

Liz & Kerry Kenemer

I am routing for you. If anyone will make it through the snowy Sierras it will be you guys.

Alan Gardner

Y’all are doing a great job!!! Love, Fallons little sis

Carli Bass

It was nice meeting y’all yesterday along the PCT! Happy trails!

Ashley Carter

Hi from the PCT on Mt Laguna and good luck with your hike and fundraiser 👋🏼

Jasmina Shappy

Continue doing what gives you joy and continue showing the kindness you two embody. Much love.

Ryan Bunting

Giveaway 😜 But seriously…HAPPY TRAILS YALL!! ❤️❤️❤️

Robin LeBlanc

Celebrating successfully completing the 100 Days of Running Challenge I undertook as training for the PCT! :) -Keeka (aka Hero)

Keeka Grant-Tomlinson

Good luck on your trek!

Mark Ewing

Hi Hero and BAM!

Micah Grant-Tomlinson

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