Crop Hunger Walk raises funds to combat hunger

Up front, from left, Renata Lose, Helga Lose, Susan Day, Pam Kelly, Kathy Fawcett. In back, from left, Julie Mather, Allen Jackson, Nancy Coughlin, Soraya Mariel, Cooper Mariel and Kip Burgweger.

Up front, from left, Renata Lose, Helga Lose, Susan Day, Pam Kelly, Kathy Fawcett. In back, from left, Julie Mather, Allen Jackson, Nancy Coughlin, Soraya Mariel, Cooper Mariel and Kip Burgweger.

The seventh annual Greenwich/Port Chester/Rye Crop Hunger Walk will take place on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 2, with registration beginning at 1:30 at the Second Congregational Church of Greenwich.

This gentle two-mile walk heads down Greenwich Avenue to Bruce Park Avenue and up Mason Street. After a rest stop at the Boy Scouts of America headquarters at 63 Mason Street, 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 more than 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. Nonperishable 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 Crophungerwalk.org/greenwichct to learn more about the walk, make a donation, join a walk team, or sign on with your own walk team.

By participating in the comments section of this site you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and User Agreement

© Hersam Acorn. All rights reserved. The Greenwich Post, 10 Corbin Drive, Floor 3, Darien, CT 06820

Designed by WPSHOWER

Powered by WordPress