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Churches take to the streets for Boise hunger walk

The annual Ada County/Boise CROP Hunger Walk raises awareness and money to help combat hunger in the county.
The annual Ada County/Boise CROP Hunger Walk raises awareness and money to help combat hunger in the county. Idaho Statesman

The Ada County CROP Hunger Walk, beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16 at the Agriculture Pavilion in Julia Davis Park in Boise, will include representatives from around 20 different area churches. They’ll walk to raise awareness and money to fight hunger in the local community and beyond.

Organizers of the annual walk have set a goal of raising $25,000. Twenty-five percent of the funds raised will go to The Idaho Foodbank. The rest will support the international work of Church World Service.

The 3.4-mile walk route will begin on the greenbelt, continue through Downtown Boise and end back on the greenbelt. A 1-mile loop will be available for those unable to walk the longer distance.

In 2015, 240 people walked in the event, with 18 area churches participating. It raised nearly $22,000.

For more information about getting involved with this year’s Ada County CROP Hunger Walk, contact Judy Halverson at 208-859-2049; adacropwalk@gmail.com.

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