The Edmond Sun

November 3, 2012

Edmond CROP Walk to fight hunger and poverty


The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — The 21st Edmond CROP Hunger Walk will be Sunday at Mitch Park.  Registration will be at 1 p.m. and the walk will begin at 2 p.m.

Since 1990, the Edmond CROP Walk has raised more than $295,000. Of that, more than $56,000 was donated to organizations in Edmond serving those in need.

This walk raises money to stop hunger and poverty in the community and around the world through Church World Service’s self-help initiatives. A portion of the funds raised in Edmond will go to Breakfast on Boulevard, the HOPE Center, Edmond Mobile Meals and Samaritan House.  

Last year’s walkers raised more than $13,000 in the Edmond CROP Hunger Walk and more than $3,250 was distributed to Edmond agencies. CROP Hunger Walks also play a role in the U.S., helping communities ravaged by floods and tornadoes to recover.

This year Edmond 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.

For more information about the Edmond CROP Hunger Walk, contact Cindy Treadway at 341-7083 or ctreadway@okcu.edu.z