Disciples News Service

Hunger Walks Begin In 2,000 Communities Across The U.S.

Crop WalkChurch World Service has opened its CROP Hunger Walk season for 2008-2009. The program raises money for CWS’s domestic and global anti-hunger programs. Church World Service estimates that volunteers in 2,000 communities across the United States will start walking this month in the fight against poverty and hunger. There are more than 862 million people in the world who go hungry. This includes one in 10 households in the U.S. that do not have enough food for regular meals.

"The hungry people left in the wake of rising food prices, unemployment, and poverty, desperately need people like the hunger activists who participate in Church World Service CROP Hunger Walks," said John McCullough, executive director of Church World Service. For more, see: www.churchworldservice.org/news/archives/2008/09/935.html