Looking to make a difference in these trying times, the Platteville CROP Hunger Walk has set a goal of 40 Walkers and hopes to raise $2,500 to help stop hunger and poverty here in our community and around the world, through self-help initiatives.
A portion of the funds raised here in Platteville will go to the Platteville Food Pantry, Share/First English Lutheran Church and Peace Lutheran Church food bank.
Last year, 10 Walkers raised more than $700 in their locally organized CROP Hunger Walk. In previous years more than $5,000 has been raised. The goal is to reach toward those levels again.
This year Platteville and 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.
Haiti is one part of the world where CROP Hunger Walks are making a big difference. In the aftermath of the killer earthquake, Church World Service was there with much-needed emergency assistance. With the recovery effort in full swing, CWS is helping families and communities to rebuild homes, food supplies and livelihoods.
CROP Hunger Walks also play a role in the U.S., helping communities ravaged by floods and tornadoes to recover.
For more information about the Platteville CROP Hunger Walk, contact Rev. Douglas Dill, 348-3022, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rev. Michael Short, 348-3022, email@example.com.