Event raises funds to feed the hungry
The 29th annual CROP Walk-Run is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 25 at Christus Lutheran Church in Clintonville.
CROP stands for: Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.
Registration is scheduled for 12:30 P.M., with the walk-run set to begin at 1 p.m.
The eight United Nations Millennium Development Goals have provided benchmarks for change. Extreme poverty has been cut in half. More children than ever are attending primary school. The global community has halved child mortality rates since 1990, and more women than ever have obstetric care, education and a say in their future.
Yet there are still millions of people whose lives are at risk. They’re the more than 26 million people forced from home. There are 842 million people who still find themselves coping daily with hunger. They’re the people who line up at more than 2,200 U.S. food pantries each year supported by CROP Hunger Walks. And they are the world’s poor who remain the greatest risk for disaster and exploitation.
The money raised for the Crop Walk is used to get food to the less fortunate, in our community, and around the world. 25 percent of the money is returned to the Clintonville/Marion Food Pantries.
Refreshments and fellowship will be available in the Christus Parish Hall following the CROP Hunger Walk-Run.
A random drawing will be held for walking or running participants. Random prizes include: three Mike Jirschele bobble heads donated by Klein Auto; one oil change, compliments of Clintonville Motors. Packers hat, T-shirt, tote, picture frame and two water bottles from the Packers Organization; Official autographed, George Brett baseball. Brett is vice president and partner of the Kansas City Royals and was inducted into the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame in 1985 when they won the World Series. The item is compliments of Mike Jirschele; and Dairy Queen, Culver’s and maybe more coupons.