Airdrie Councilwoman Tina Petrow is "Hiking For Hunger" to help fundraise for the Airdrie Food Bank, which have been in dire need of donations.
Petrow plans to hike up to 60 kilometres to raise $10,000 for the Airdrie Food Bank.
Petrow does do a food drive for the food bank every year, but wanted to find a different way of helping out as the food bank is running low on supplies and she picked climbing mountains.
"I figured the weather's still great. Let's get out and do something challenging. Hopefully, people can support them through me doing this."
Over the next 30-35 days, Petrow will be climbing three mountains amounting to around 5000 meters of elevation. She plans on tackling one of those mountains today.
"Mount Allan this weekend [today] then Cascade Mountain which is a little bit scary, I'm not gonna lie. And then after that is Mount Bourgeau, which is the big one as It's about 25 kilometres long.
Petrow will be posting some video and photo updates along the way if you'd like to keep track of her progress. The food bank will also be updating a page on its website with the dollar progress every week to show how far she is from her fundraising goal.
"Instead of a Starbucks drink today, if you can donate that to the food bank that would be great. If you can give 20 bucks, 10 bucks, whatever you can will help us get to that $10,000 goal."
If you'd like to support Petrow's endeavour and help support the Food Bank, click HERE.
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