There is so much we take for granted, like those leftovers in the fridge from dinner last night. There are too many people in our region who don't know the luxury of leftovers. Tens of thousands their cupboards are often bare. But you can be an agent of change this Sunday at the 35th Annual Charlotte CROP Hunger Walk. Join your friends, neighbors, and nearly 6 thousand walkers as we take steps to end hunger!
The Charlotte CROP Hunger Walk steps off at Elizabeth Avenue and Hawthorne Sunday October 13 and 2:30pm. The Charlotte walk is part of a national effort to raise money to end hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world.
This year the Charlotte CROP Hunger Walk hopes to raise at least $325,000 dollars. Twenty-five percent of the money stays locally and will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, Loaves and Fishes, and Crisis Assistance Ministry. The rest of the money is used by Church World Service to alleviate hunger and poverty in 34 other countries.
The money broken down into small sums goes a long way. With $36 dollars, Church World Service can give a newborn life saving nutrients for the baby's first 1,000 days. Locally $400 dollars can fill 100 weekend backpacks for hungry children through Second Harvest Food Bank.
I hope you'll join me and other members of the WBTV staff for the 6K, (3.8 mile) walk. You can register online. Consider forming a team from your church or school. It's fun, it's feels good, and you know you are doing good work!
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