OSAGE | This year, Mitchell County and some 1,000 other communities nationwide are joining together in interfaith CROP Hunger Walks around the theme "Ending hunger one step at a time."
The 2018 Mitchell County CROP Hunger Walk will be held on Sunday, Oct. 14. Registration starts at 1 p.m., with the three-mile walk beginning at 1:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Osage.
Many walkers will be wearing stickers on their shirts proclaiming their solidarity with the millions of neighbors around the world who have to walk to live -- as well as with the millions served by local food pantries, food banks and meal sites here in the U.S.
Looking to make a difference in the local community and in communities worldwide, the Mitchell County CROP Walk committee has set a goal of 100 walkers and hopes to raise $6,500 to help end hunger and poverty through long-term sustainable approaches to significantly reduce or eliminate hunger. Twenty five percent (25 percent) of the funds raised in Mitchell County will go to county foods banks.
Last year, seventy walkers raised more than $5,800 in the CROP Hunger Walk.