Hunger walk set for Saturday | Community Spirit
The 40th annual Vanderburgh County CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk will take place on Saturday, November 3. It will begin and end at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1900 N. Fulton Ave. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. The walk will begin at 10 a.m.
CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local volunteers to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. The Vanderburgh County CROP Walk is the longest continuous CROP Walk in Indiana.
According to Church World Service statistics, every day almost 16,000 children die of hunger-related causes – one every five seconds. In the United States, more than 43 million Americans don't have enough to eat. Worldwide, 1.02 billion people are hungry.
Church World Service, an international cooperative ministry of 36 denominations, receives 75 percent of the proceeds from the walk. Its work ranges from disaster response in the United States and other parts of the world to long-term sustainable grassroots development in more than 80 countries, including our own.
The Tri-State Food Bank and the Emergency Food Pantry System of Evansville each receive 12 ½ percent of the proceeds. The Food Bank serves food pantries, soup kitchens, and other feeding programs in 33 Tri-State counties. The Emergency Food Pantry System serves more than 17,000 four-day supplies of food to needy families each year.
For more information, contact Rev. Philip Hoy, Chair, Vanderburgh County CROP Hunger Walk, at 437-9295.