Annual Crop Hunger Walk set for Oct. 14

Crop Walk around City Park last year

(Submitted by Bowling Green Area Crop Hunger Walk)

The annual Crop Hunger Walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 14, in Bowling Green City Park. The walk will begin at 1 p.m., at the Kiwanis Memorial Shelter.

Each year, the Bowling Green community comes together to raise money and awareness for hunger relief locally and around the world through the Crop Hunger Walk. Roughly 1,000 walks happen each year in the U.S. Walkers ask family, neighbors, colleagues and places of worship to pledge dollars for their participation in the walk.

Our steps symbolize the daily journey others must make for food and clean water.

One-fourth of the funds raised will stay in our community to support local hunger and poverty fighting programs. This year’s walk will support the work of Bowling Green Christian Food Pantry and the Brown Bag Food Project. The remaining money is used by Church World Service to alleviate hunger in poor communities throughout the world.

In addition to assisting hungry families in our area, Crop Hunger Walks help families in the U.S. and around the world who are victims of disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, and refugees fleeing war or famine. The walks also support development projects in the world’s poorest communities – agricultural training, health clinics, micro-businesses, schools and fresh water wells.

Crop Hunger Walks are community events involving everyone who want to fight hunger around the block and around the world. Non-walkers are welcome. Children are also welcome, and can earn dollars to donate by walking.

The new BGSU women’s basketball coach and some of the team members will be participating in the walk.

There will be live music by the BGSU Men’s Acappella group, Ten40. They are scheduled to perform around 1:15 p.m.

There will also be food, including pizzas donated by local restaurants, at the event.

There is no fee to participate, but donations are encouraged.

For more information, contact Linda Myers at lmyers@dacor.net.

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