Hunger Walk recruitment rallies scheduled

Hunger Walk recruitment rallies scheduled


Rockford Urban Ministries announces that this year’s Hunger Walk is on Sunday, October 14.

Volunteer recruiters and walkers may obtain sign-up sheets and walk materials at either of two rallies at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 3300 Rural St., and 9 a.m., Saturday, August 25 at Court Street United Methodist Church, 215 N. Court Street.

Those who attend will hear a short, 20-minute presentation and can pick up their materials.

Last year, 100 Walkers raised $16,000. The goal is $20,000 for this year’s Walk.

The Rockford Area CROP Hunger Walk was started in 1985 by Rockford Urban Ministries and supports both overseas and local hunger programs. Walkers are invited to secure sponsors who donate for hunger relief through Church World Service or a dozen other nonprofit overseas relief organizations. One-quarter of the funds raised is returned to local food pantries and soup kitchens.

For more information, please contact either Michelle Garcia at the Rock River Valley Food Pantry at 965-2466, or Stanley Campbell at 964-7111.

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