UT to join fight to end hunger with walk

October 8, 2013 | Events, UToday
By Kevin Bucher

A walk dedicated to combating hunger will take place Sunday, Oct. 13, on University Parks Trail to benefit people in need in Toledo and around the world.

CROPLogo2010HiResThe Toledo Area CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk will begin at 3 p.m. at Rocket Hall and continue down University Parks Trail toward Richards Road for 1.2 miles before turning back toward Main Campus.

No parking lots or streets will be closed as a result of the walk.

The Toledo Area CROP Hunger Walk has set a goal of 200 participants and hopes to raise $8,000 to help stop hunger and poverty. A quarter of the funds raised at the event will go to Feed Your Neighbor of the Toledo Area Ministries to benefit the local community.

Jay Berschback, chief meteorologist for 13 ABC News, will serve as the honorary chair, participating in the opening sendoff at Rocket Hall.

This year Toledo and some 2,000 communities nationwide are joining together in interfaith community CROP Hunger Walks around the theme “Ending hunger one step at a time.”

Haiti is one part of the world where CROP Hunger Walks are making a big difference. In the aftermath of a massive earthquake, Church World Service was there with much-needed emergency assistance. With the recovery effort in full swing, the organization is helping families and communities to rebuild homes, food supplies and livelihoods.

CROP Hunger Walks also play a role in the United States, helping communities ravaged by floods and tornadoes to recover.

For more information about the 2013 Toledo Area CROP Hunger Walk, contact Donnajean Stockmaster at 419.242.7401 or Kathy Tashima at 419.882.0048.

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