The 36th Annual CROP Hunger Walk steps off Sunday October 19th at 2:30pm at Independence Park in Charlotte at Hawthorn Lane and 7th Street. Charlotte area residents have been taking steps to end hunger locally and globally for 36 years. Not only is Charlotte's walk the largest in the country, but since 1987 the walk has been the most successful CROP Walk fundraiser of all 2,000 walks in communities across our nation.
Here at home three local agencies benefit from the CROP Walk. Loaves and Fishes, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, and Crisis Assistance Ministries. At a kick off luncheon today, representatives thanked the local business sponsors who enable Church World Services to give 100% of the funds raised to those in need of food, education on nutrition, clean drinking water, the tools to grow their own food and so much more.
Sunday September 14th there will be an information session if your local civic group or church is looking for a way to make a difference. It will be held at St. John's Baptist Church 300 Hawthorn Lane in the Elizabeth neighborhood. The meeting starts at 2:30pm. Come learn how you can take steps to end hunger!!