Crop Hunger Walk set for Oct. 2

Northern Michigan University students are involved in a previous Crop Hunger Walk. This year’s event is Oct. 2. (Courtesy photo)

MARQUETTE –Marquette County CROP Hunger Walk is set for Oct. 2 at Marquette Hope Connection Center, 927 W. Fair Ave., Marquette.

Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and the walk will start at 2 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to join in the fight to end hunger — one step at a time. Walkers are encouraged to collect donations to help fight hunger. Walking is not required to donate toward the cause.

More information about supporting the walk by walking or donating can be obtained through a participating church or community organization or through the CROP Walk organizers, Crystal Swanson 906-225-0595 or Erica Thomas 805-710-4752 or by emailing crystaljswanson@yahoo.com or wesley@mqthope.com.

Looking to make a difference in the local community and in communities worldwide, the Marquette County CROP Hunger Walk has set a goal of 75 walkers and hopes to raise $8,000 to help end hunger and poverty through long-term sustainable approaches to significantly reduce or eliminate hunger.

Twenth-fice percent of the funds raised here will stay here in Marquette County and be distributed between Northern Michigan University Food Pantry and St. Vincent de Paul Services.

Last year, we raised more than $6,500 through the Marquette County CROP Hunger Walk.

This year Marquette County and some 1,000 other communities nationwide are joining together in interfaith CROP Hunger Walks around the theme “Ending hunger one step at a time.” CROP Hunger Walks help children and families worldwide — and right here in Marquette County — to have food for today, while building for a better tomorrow.

Local efforts are making a huge difference, and so can you.

Learn more about the cause at www.crophungerwalk.org and support our walk at www.crophungerwalk.org/marquettemi.


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