28th annual C.R.O.P. Hunger Walk on Sept. 25
FALLS VILLAGE — The 28th Annual Northwest Connecticut C.R.O.P. Hunger Walk will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25, at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. Registration begins at 12:45 p.m. and the walk will start at 1:30 p.m. Participants may walk a quarter mile, 5 miles or 10 miles. Walkers raise funds for this worthy cause through monetary pledges solicited from friends and family. Walkers may set up a “Walk on the Web” to solicit funds from friends and relatives via email. Visit www.cropwalkonline.org to register as a walker or to make a donation. C.R.O.P. is an acronym for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.Organized locally, the Northwestern Connecticut C.R.O.P. Hunger Walk is an annual event to raise both awareness and money for local and international hunger-fightingAccording to a C.R.O.P. press release, “This year’s funds will go, in part, to people in East Africa, who are experiencing a devastating drought. Across much of Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia more than 12 million people are struggling to survive the failure of much-needed seasonal rains. The scarcity of water and the skyrocketing price of food are contributing to widespread starvation.”A quarter of the funds raised here in the Northwest Corner will be sent to the Northwest Connecticut Food Bank. The C.R.O.P. Hunger Walk is its primary source of income.For more information about the Northwest Connecticut CROP Hunger Walk, contact Rev. Carl Franson at 860-596-4159 or by email at email@example.com.