Ending hunger one step at a time

STAFF REPORTS

This Sunday approximately 2,000 communities nationwide will be joining together in community CROP Hunger Walks which aim to help stop hunger and poverty locally as well as globally, through self-help initiatives. Twenty-five percent of the funds raised for the CROP Hunger Walk will go directly to the Hays County Food Bank with the other 75 percent allocated to help alleviate hunger and aid in disaster relief across the United States and around the world.

In Hays County the goal is to host 100 walkers and raise at least $15,000 through teams of walkers sponsored by local businesses, churches and non-profit organizations. Last year, 70 walkers raised almost $12,000 in the locally organized CROP Hunger Walk.

Walking teams should meet by the Old Fish Hatchery on C.M. Allen Parkway (behind the Chamber of Commerce in San Marcos) at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25, for a two and one-half mile walk along the San Marcos River.

For more information about the Hays County CROP Hunger Walk visit the website at www.cropwalk.org or contact Brian Ferguson, Minister at San Marcos Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, the coordinating organization for the CROP Hunger Walk, at minister@smuuf.org or cell (415) 203-7226.

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