A CROP Hunger Walk will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, in front of St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church, 7100 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Walkers will proceed to Audubon Park and make the 1.7-mile loop around the track.
CROP began in 1947 as the Christian Rural Overseas Program, involved primarily in facilitating the sharing of Midwestern grain with hungry people in post-World War II Europe and Asia. CROP walks are now sponsored by Church World Service, which does hunger-fighting development work around the world. Donors also have the option of designating their gifts to other approved international hunger-fighting agencies.
Last year, 150 New Orleans walkers raised more than $8,900 in the community’s first locally organized CROP Hunger Walk.
To register or donate, contact the Rev. Tim Moon of St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church at (504) 861-09514 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CROP Hunger Walk will support the Desmond Project, which prepares and serves food to hungry persons in New Orleans, and the international work of Church World Service.