Crop Hunger Walk Raises Funds to Combat Worldwide and Local Hunger

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The Seventh Annual Greenwich/ Port Chester/Rye Crop Hunger Walk will take place on Sunday, October 5 at 2:00 p.m. with registration beginning at 1:30 at the Second Congregational Church of Greenwich. This gentle 2-mile walk heads down Greenwich Ave. to Bruce Park Ave. and up Mason St.

After a rest stop at the Boy Scouts of America headquarters at 63 Mason, the walk continues back to East Putnam Avenue and finishes at Christ Church Greenwich. Strollers, wheelchairs, walkers, and pets on a leash are all welcome! Community members of all ages are urged to join and walk with the other groups, schools, houses of worship and community service organizations from Greenwich, Port Chester and Rye.

The purpose of the Walk is to raise funds to combat hunger around the world. Three quarters of the funds raised go to help fund the worldwide work of CWS Global (Church World Service), an organization that for over 60 years has helped fight poverty, hunger and disease. CWS Global also provides emergency materials and funding to help recovery efforts following natural or man-made disasters.

One fourth of the funds raised from each walk are returned by CWS to the local community, with Neighbor to Neighbor in Greenwich and Carver Center in Port Chester each sharing these funds raised. Non perishable food items will also be collected on walk day with all of the food donated distributed through these wonderful local agencies.

In 2014 the financial goal of the Walk is to raise $15,000 and walk planners encourage everyone from the three communities to join in helping reach that goal. Visit the Cropwalk website to learn more about the walk, to make a donation, join a walk team or sign on with your own walk team.

Learn more about Cropwalk online.