According to the World Food Program, Hunger is the world’s number one health risk. It kills more people than AIDS, malaria and TB combined. The cause of this is not a food shortage; it is food distribution.
Church World Service created the CROP Hunger Walk to try to combat this problem - ending hunger one step at a time. The format is that communities walk together, improving awareness and raising funds to alleviate hunger both locally and overseas. Walkers recruit sponsors who donate funds to support Church World Service food programs all over the world.
The St. Louis Metro walk will begin and end at the beautiful Eden Theological Seminary. Both one-mile and three-mile routes through Webster Groves will be available for participants to make a difference, embodying the idea of "we walk because they walk." Registration begins at 12:30 and the walk at 1:30.
This event has raised over $50,000 over its last two years. Twenty-five percent of the funds raised stay in the local area for food assistance programs. This year's recipients have been identified as Operation Food Search and Webster-Rock Hill Ministries. The walk will also be a food collection site for those two organizations.
Please consider joining this effort by walking or supporting the event with a financial contribution. Find more information about how here.