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February 25th, 2010
CROP walk seeks to end hunger

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STAFF REPORT

The Price Seniors Center, 222 West San Antonio Street, will be the starting point for the annual Hays County CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk Sunday  at 1:30 p.m.

The 1.5-mile walk seeks to raise funds to alleviate hunger both locally and world-wide.

The Hays County Food Bank will receive 25 percent of the donations. The rest will benefit Church World Service. The struggling Hays County Food Bank serves more than 10,000 people per month. Church World Service has supported grassroots development, disaster relief and refugee assistance around the world and in the United States since 1941.

More than 2,000 cities and towns across America will join in the interfaith community walk with the theme of “We walk because they walk.” Some of the walkers will wear T-shirts proclaiming the theme that refers to both the lives of those who must walk to live and those who are walking to support local food banks, pantries and meal programs.

CROP hunger walks have played a supportive role in U.S. Gulf Coast recovery. Church World Service has worked to get thousands of citizens moved from FEMA trailers into new or repaired homes. Now the goal is to provide emergency supplies and long-term recovery to hurricane affected communities in the Carribean and Gulf Coast.

For more information about the Hays County CROP walk, call Kate Shaw at (512) 392-8300 or visit www.hayscountyfoodbank.org.

To register as a walker, to donate online or to get additional information on CROP walk, visit www.cropwalk.org.

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