The Washington DC Crop Hunger Walk will be taking place on Saturday, May 18th. All are invited to join this sponsored walk to raise awareness and funds for local hunger fighting agencies and international relief and development programs, through Church World Service. The walk begins at 9:30 a.m., at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4th and I St SW.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The 3 K walk will wind through several neighborhoods of Southwest and conclude back at Westminster. CROP

This marks the sixth year that this walk has been held in Southwest, with walking teams from a number of church and community groups participating, including Riverside Baptist,  Christ United Methodist, St. Augustine’s Episcopal, St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic, in addition to Westminster Presbyterian Church, as well as the Collaborative, Friends of the Southwest Duck Pond, and others.

CROP Hunger Walks take place in 2,000 communities all across the United States with the goal of fighting hunger in the United States and around the world. The DC Walk contributes 25 percent of money raised to Martha’s Table and DC Hunger Solutions, an advocacy organization, plus contributes canned goods for the food pantry of Edgewood/ Brookland Family Support Collaborative, serving Wards 5 and 6. Last year, more than 170 walkers raised over $23,500 through the Washington DC CROP Hunger Walk.  This year’s goal is to increase walkers and amount raised by at  least 10%.

For more information and to participate in the walk, contact:  Walk Coordinator: LeVatrice Nora-Meullion lnorameullion@gmail.com; Treasurer:  Corinne Scott   davicors@gmail.com; Recruiter Coordinator:   Ruth Beaver   scream8491@verizon.net.

By Corinne Scott

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