CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local volunteers to raise funds to end hunger. The 2017 Chapel Hill/Carrboro CROP Hunger Walk will be held on April 23rd. The walk is a 3.7 mile stroll along the streets of Chapel Hill and Carrboro and through the UNC campus. A shorter route also is available. Registration begins at 1:30 and the walk kicks off from Carrboro Town Commons at 2:30. A celebration with food and music will follow the walk's successful completion.
The Chapel Hill/Carrboro CROP Hunger Walk supports hunger relief efforts globally and locally. Church World Service, established in 1946, distributes 75% of the money to hunger programs, refugees, disaster relief, and self-help projects in more than 80 countries. The remaining 25% stays in Carrboro and Chapel Hill to support the IFC's food programs. During the past 25 years, over $1 million has been raised by the Chapel Hill/Carrboro CROP Hunger Walk to support IFC's hunger relief efforts.
Who can participate?
All who wants to contribute their time can walk. Many Carrboro and Chapel Hill area religious communities, businesses, schools, non-profit agencies, and other organizations organize groups of walkers. Each group has one or more volunteer "recruiters" who help recruit walkers. Participants can walk as part of a group or as individuals. Walkers invite friends, family and colleagues to sponsor them with donations prior to the walk. The donations can be given directly to a walker or made online at the Church World Service website.
Contact the Chapel Hill/Carrboro CROP Hunger Walk Coordinator Jo Wyrick at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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