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Bluefield, W.Va. (WVVA)--Two men from the state of Maine are traveling across the U.S. to raise awareness against hunger.

The initiative is called the "American Community Project."

Miles Chung and Dan Emery will explore 48-states in 48-weeks using a 49-cc motor scooter with a maximum speed of 35-miles per hour. The Bluefield Union Mission is the eighth stop on their journey.

"They are not only raising funds, they are raising the level of awareness of safe, locally grown, nutritious food , "says Craig Hammond with the Bluefield Union Mission.

Chung and Emery will be on the road until December with the hope of raising one million dollars.

"When you look at the amount of food wasted every year and the amount of people who could be eating that food, it's a very large issue, and we are looking to raise awareness and funding to help that issue either go away or dwindle down," says Dan Emery, organizer, American Community Project.

The money raised from the project will be shared with 48 organizations on the front lines against hunger-one in each state they visit.

For more information on the American Community Project, check out the website www.acproject.org.

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