CROP Walk, Rock & Roll to alleviate hunger set for Oct. 11

CROP Walk, Rock & Roll to alleviate hunger set for Oct. 11

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“Participate for Your Community — Participate for the World” is the rallying-cry for the Menomonie Area CROP Walk, Rock & Roll being planned for Sunday, Oct. 11, starting at the First Congregational Church (420 Wilson Ave.) at 1:30 pm. More than 20 area churches and groups are recruiting participants for this 34th annual event.

The local CROP Walk, Rock & Roll builds community as people of all ages and faiths come together with their commitment to stop hunger. The event includes the options of a one-mile Hunger Parade, a five-mile walk, 10-mile bike ride, or rocking for one hour. This year’s goal is to raise $14,000, with three quarters of the proceeds shared with hunger fighting agencies worldwide and one-fourth going to the Stepping Stones Food Pantry of Dunn County.

Get sponsor records and an early start collecting pledges and sponsors. Consider increasing this year’s pledge. And remember the joy found in giving. The CROP Walk, Rock & Roll is an event that Menomonie Area Bread for the World is sponsoring to alleviate hunger near World Food Day, Oct. 16

As Kris Pawlowski, director of the Stepping Stones Food Pantry, points out, “We see a continual high need of emergency food for families of the area.”

Working together we can help stop hunger. Hunger has decreased in most countries in the past 30 years. However, still every 3.6 seconds someone dies of hunger — 75 percent of them are children. In the U.S., one in five children lives in poverty and faces hunger.

For information about the CROP Walk, Rock & Roll, contact Julie McNaughton, coordinator of Menomonie Area Bread for the World at mcnaughtond@uwstout.edu, or 715-235-9377.

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