CROP Walk this Sunday

Here’s a poverty-related event from the Hoosier Hills Food Bank newsletter that we’d like to pass along:  The local CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walk to raise money for food for people in poverty will be held Sunday, Oct. 18, as participants are sponsored to walk between local food agencies.

The Hoosier Hills Food Bank, Monroe County United Ministries, Community Kitchen, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard and Shalom Center will receive 25 percent of the Walk proceeds, while 75 percent of the funds raised will be sent to food and development projects in war-ravaged areas like Darfur or to rebuild following earthquakes and floods or to other places where food or safe drinking water are lacking.

The CROP Walk seeks to strike at the root causes of hunger, especially overseas. The decades-old motto, “We Walk Because They Walk,” is in response to the women in developing countries who still walk an average of 3.6 miles each day to secure water and carry it home. Participants are asked to remember the women who fetch water for their households and to remember two million children who die each year from infections spread by dirty water and lack of access to decent sanitation.

For more information, call Roger Heimer at 333-5664.

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