Free event Aug. 18 offers information about 25th CROP Hunger Walk
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Learn how the CROP Hunger Walk helps people in Haiti, and around the world, and pick up sponsor sheets and materials for the upcoming CROP Hunger Walk at a free event at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18, at Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St.
Julia Jones, associate director of Church World Service, the recipient of CROP Hunger Walk funds, will update the community about how you can help people in need.
The program is free and open to the public. People are also invited to pick up materials for the Rockford CROP Hunger Walk, which will be Sunday, Oct. 16.
Participants will learn of hunger needs in Rockford and the world, as well as receive materials to recruit walkers and solicit sponsors.
This will be the 25th anniversary Rockford Area CROP Hunger Walk, and the goal is to raise $50,000 for local and world hunger relief.
Call David Jones at (815) 540-3703 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The CROP Hunger Walk raises money for local food pantries and worldwide hunger relief through Church World Service. People are welcome to designate other overseas relief organizations as well.
Last year, the CROP Hunger Walk raised more than $44,000.
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