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The Southern Douglas County CROP Hunger Walk will be held on Sunday September 30, 2012, in Baldwin City, starting and ending at the 1st United Methodist Church, 704 8th Street. Registration starts at 1:00 p.m. and the Walk begins at 1:30 p.m.

Looking to make a difference in these trying times, the Southern Douglas County CROP Hunger Walk has set a goal of 125 walkers and hopes to raise $7500 to help stop hunger and poverty here in our community and around the world, through self-help initiatives. A portion of the funds raised here in Douglas County will go to local food pantries. Last year, approximately 100 walkers raised almost $4,000 in the locally organized CROP Hunger Walk.

This year, Eudora and some 2,000 cities and towns nationwide are joining together in interfaith community CROP Hunger Walks around the theme “Ending hunger one step at a time.” Many of the CROP walkers will be wearing t-shirts, proclaiming their solidarity with the millions of neighbors around the world who have to walk to live—as well as with the millions served by local food pantries, food banks, and meal sites here in the U.S. These local ministries share in the funds raised by CROP Hunger Walks.

Haiti is one part of the world where CROP Hunger Walks are making a big difference in the aftermath of the killer earthquake. Church World Service was there with much-needed emergency assistance. With the recovery effort in full
swing, CWS is helping families and communities to rebuild homes, food supplies and livelihoods.

CROP Hunger Walks also play a role in the U.S., helping communities ravaged by floods and tornadoes in recover.

For more information on how you can make a difference in the effort to stop hunger, contact Diane Massey, dmassey@ku.edu or 785-542-3110.

(This information was provided by the Southern Douglas County Crop Walk)

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