Jason Friedman, a Council Representative for the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters' Mill-Cabinet Local 252, embarked on his annual "Hike for Hunger" campaign to help feed struggling men, women and children in New Jersey who struggle to put food on the table. This year's 4th annual expedition has raised more than $5,000 and more than $25,000 since its inception, feeding thousands of food insecure New Jerseyans.
Through a partnership with Hands for Hope, a non-profit, community-based organization based in Edison, New Jersey committed to providing an efficient and effective centralized system for distributing food to alleviate hunger in the state, "Hike for Hunger" encompasses the will and determination of Jason to better the lives of those less fortunate in his community.
From March 16th - 21st, the wintery, philanthropic excursion took place at Mount Katahdin in Maine and is considered a multi-pitch ice climb, peaking at elevations of up to 2,500 feet over several pitches alternating between grades 2, 3 and 4+. Mount Katahdin is also home to numerous snowfields and is the highest mountain in the State of Maine reaching heights of more than 5,000 feet. The mountain was named Katahdin by the Penobscot Indians, which means "The Greatest Mountain."