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Crop Walk celebrating 50th anniversary

The DeKalb Sondra King Memorial Crop Walk is set for Sunday, Oct 6.
The DeKalb Sondra King Memorial Crop Walk is set for Sunday, Oct 6.

This October marks the 50th anniversary of Church World Service Crop Hunger Walks fighting hunger around the globe. The DeKalb Sondra King Memorial Crop Walk is set for Sunday, Oct 6.

Sondra King was a strong supporter of the local Crop Hunger Walk and organized the event for many years. Upon her passing, the local walk was renamed the DeKalb Sondra King Memorial Crop Hunger Walk and continues to raise money for the local community and communities worldwide.

Looking to make a difference, the DeKalb Sondra King Memorial Crop Hunger Walk has set a goal of 100 walkers and hopes to raise $25,000 to help end hunger and poverty through long-term sustainable approaches to significantly reduce or eliminate hunger both locally and around the globe.

This year, DeKalb 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." Many of the walkers will be wearing T-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.

A portion of the funds raised in the DeKalb Sondra King Memorial Crop Walk will go to the Barb Food Mart, Bethlehem Lutheran Church Food Pantry, Hope Haven, Meals on Wheels, Safe Passage and Sycamore United Methodist Church Food Pantry.

For more information about the local walk, contact Jane Hapeman at janehapeman@gmail.com or 815-758-7302 or Jean Evans at jeannied431@gmail.com or 815-751-5537 or visit www.crophungerwalk.org/dekalbil.

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