|CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walks are community-wide events to raise funds to end hunger. The event is sponsored by Church World Service and in Austin managed by iACT. There are 24 regional offices that organize walks nation-wide. Groups and individuals walk symbolically for the thousands of people world-wide who have to cover long distances on foot to get water for drinking or irrigation. The money raised goes to end hunger internationally with a percentage of proceeds going to local nonprofits and food programs.
Austin raised close to $30.000 in 2013 – 25% of the money raised in our CROP Hunger Walk is distributed to local hunger-alleviating agencies in the Austin area. The community is blessed by a variety of worthy hunger agencies. The Walk Committee makes the selection informed by the city-wide Basic Needs Coalition and consultation with service providers. These are the agencies chosen by the local CROP Hunger Walk Team to receive funds in 2015: Capital Area Food Bank, iACT for Refugees, Urban Roots, and Angel House Soup Kitchen. http://austincrophungerwalk.org/.
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