The 20th Annual Springfield Area
CROP Hunger Walk
(Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty)
Saturday, October 27, 2012
(Registration beginning at 1:30 pm)
Walkers will complete a 2-mile course, beginning and ending at:
Springfield Food Day Festival
(on the grounds of Mother’s Brewery in Downtown Springfield, 215 S. Grant Avenue)
In the past 19 years of Springfield CROP Walks, over $100,000 was given to fight hunger globally through Church World Service, and over $25,000 was given to fight hunger locally through food banks like Ozarks Food Harvest and food pantries like Crosslines and Least of These.
Springfield will be one of over 2,000 cities and towns nationwide, joining together in interfaith community CROP Hunger Walks around the theme "We walk because they walk", proclaiming 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. supported by CROP.
Around the world, Church World Service supports sustainable grassroots development, disaster relief, and refugee assistance, and also educates and advocates on hunger-related issues. In the U.S., CWS helps communities respond to disasters, resettle refugees, promote fair national and international policies, and provide educational resources.
When you CROP WALK you are Sharing Bread with the Hungry