More than 50 people showed up for the annual Heart of Texas CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday. The event was held at 3 p.m. at Bledsoe-Miller Park.
"It's important to raise awareness of the fact that there are so many people who are hungry in the world and right here in our community," said Katie Cook, coordinator for the event.
Cook said this event typically raises $2,000 to $3,000 each year.
"There's a lot that can be done with that kind of money," Cook said. "We're just grateful for all the people who have put so much time into this and for the people who come out on a day that's pretty nippy to walk and raise money for hunger."
A portion of the funds from every CROP Hunger Walk goes to a local agency that serves hungry people. The local recipient for this year’s walk is Caritas of Waco.
Since this year's event fell on Veterans Day, organizers who spoke to the crowd also explained the services offered at Caritas of Waco for low-income and homeless veterans.
CROP Hunger Walks are held in more than 2,000 communities in the United States throughout the year, involving hundreds of faith communities.
With this year’s theme “Veggies, Eggs and a Side of Hope,” walkers are uniting with 815 million people around the world who don’t have enough food to lead a healthy life as well as the millions of people served by local food pantries, food banks and meal sites in our own country.
For more information about the Heart of Texas CROP Hunger Walk, you can contact Katie Cook at Seeds of Hope at 254-755-7745 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Caritas of Waco, click here.
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