Niger RPCV Plans Cross-Country Fundraiser for World Food Program

Andrew Marinelli, a recent RPCV from Niger, is planning an ambitious “Third Goal” service project. Beginning in March of 2009, he will begin a 6,000 mile bicycle ride from Key West, Florida, to San Francisco, California, stopping at primary and secondary schools along the way to give talks about his experiences in Niger, and help spread awareness about global hunger, rising food costs, and areas affected by conflict, while raising money for theĀ World Food Program

With a goal of raising $100,000 for the WFP, Andrew will cross fifteen states, and visit ten state capitals and dozens of college and university campuses. He will also be contacting local media across the country with the hopes of reaching a target audience of millions of people.

To learn more about how to help via sponsorship or other activities, you can contact Andrew by phone or email:

Andrew Marinelli
World Food Program – Fundraiser Event Coordinator
Phone: 803-443-9343