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Interfaith CROP Hunger Walks Are Stepping Up to End Hunger in Vermont This October

NEWS RELEASE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Adam Smedberg and Erin Luchenbill
asmedberg@cwsglobal.org; eluchenbill@cwsglobal.org

CROP Hunger Walks – stepping up to end hunger since 1969.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the national CROP Hunger Walk movement, CROP Hunger Walks continue to raise millions of dollars each year to help end hunger and poverty through long-term sustainable approaches to significantly reduce or eliminate hunger.  In each CROP Hunger Walk community, 25% of money raised comes back to local agencies. Across the country, over 1,600 local agencies receive funds from CROP Hunger Walks.

This year some 800 communities nationwide, and five here in Vermont, are joining together in interfaith CROP Hunger Walks around the theme “Stepping up to End Hunger Since 1969.”  The CROP Hunger Walk was started in 1969 by a group of energized young people in Bismarck, North Dakota who wanted to mobilize their community to fight global hunger. Today, the CROP Hunger Walk is a national movement raising funds for the global hunger-fighting work of Church World Service and local hunger-fighting agencies. Last year, over 800 events raised over $8 million dollars.

The CROP Hunger Walks taking place in Vermont this fall include:

Addison County, VT 10/6/2019 Middlebury VT
Lake Fairlee, VT 10/6/2019 Fairlee VT
Washington West, VT 10/6/2019 Waterbury VT
Burlington, VT 10/20/2019 Burlington VT
Champlain Islands, VT 10/20/2019 South Hero VT

For more information, or to find a local Walk, visit www.crophungerwalk.org.

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