Walkers Work to End Hunger

Walkers Work to End Hunger

article by the Rev. Deacon Cindy Long of St. Matthew's, Sacramento; photo by Mark Long

On Sunday October 9, groups from many faith communities joined together in the annual Sacramento CROP Hunger Walk. During this very visible 6.5 kilometer walk through downtown Sacramento, walkers raised both money to fight hunger and awareness of local and global hunger.

As people of all ages and backgrounds joined together for the CROP Walk, our slogan was "We Walk Because They Walk," which honors people both here and all over the world who often spend hours every day walking to obtain food and water for themselves and their families.

Pictured here is the walking team from St. Clement's, Rancho Cordova. They were joined by teams from St. Michael's, Carmichael and St. Matthew's, Sacramento. Twenty-five percent of funds raised go to local providers of food, including River City Food Bank and St. Matthew's Community Resource Center. The remaining 75 percent is distributed to help stop global hunger by the Church World Service. It was a day to thank God for the resources we have been given and remember the people in need with whom we are called to share that bounty.

While the 2011 Sacramento CROP Hunger Walk has passed, there is still time to donate to this worthy cause. Click here to contribute online today. To read more about the Hunger Walk, visit www.crophungerwalks.org/sacramento.

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