OSAGE | The Mitchell County Crop Walk will be held this Sunday, Oct. 11, starting at the First United Methodist Church in Osage. The goal for this year's walk is $8,000.

Registration begins at 1 p.m. Children under age 18 need to be accompanied by an adult or have a CROP Walk pledge form signed by a parent or guardian.

Following a prayer, the walk, will get underway at 1:30 p.m. The walk, whose route is within the city, ends at the UMC where refreshments will be served.

There is a three-mile walk or an optional one-mile route for those who might have difficulty completing the three miles.

Participants are asked to bring one canned good, on the day of the walk, for the Mitchell County Food Bank.

Monies raised continues to globally support needy children and adults by providing food and safe water as well as resources that empower people to be self-sufficient. The program identifies the needs of third-world families, providing education, training, seeds and the tools necessary for success.

Mitchell County's CROP Hunger Walk donates 25 percent of all funds raised to the Mitchell County Food Bank.

Last year, 16 churches participated in the CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk whose funds are split 25-75 between local food banks and Church World Service. Last year, $1,856 went to the Mitchell County Food Bank, Nora Springs Food Bank and Floyd County Food Bank and the food bank in Greene; and $5,567 to Church World Service for projects around the globe.

For pledge forms or more information, contact Roberrta Huffman, 641-983-4453.

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