CROP Walk ending hunger one step at a time
October 16, 2012 by James
The 34th annual CROP Hunger Walk was held last Sunday, October 14 in downtown Charlotte. The goal of the annual walk is to help raise funds to combat hunger and raise awareness within the community and surrounding area about the issue. The CROP Hunger Walk began on Elizabeth Avenue at 2:30 pm, and over 7,000 individuals and 140 walking teams showed up to strut their stuff for the cause.
Local fundraising events and activities might use printing companies in and around the community to assist with spreading the word about the event. Flyer and poster printing are often used to alert the community to a fundraising activity. Pamphlets and other informational material may also be printed by brochure printers to help raise awareness about the cause within the community and the surrounding areas.
According to Jennifer Hall, who serves as director for the Charlotte CROP Hunger Walk, last year’s efforts exceeded their goal of $260,000 by over $33,000. As a result, organizers of the event this year decided to almost double the goal and aim for $500,000. Hall stated that she expects donations to continue trickling in until March. She said:
“This walk is always so inspirational and really does provide hope and help to so many people, whether it’s in Charlotte or around the world.
“To know that we can help these people and work to eliminate hunger, it’s a humbling, humbling experience.”
Funds raised from the CROP hunger walk will be used in the fight against hunger locally and in 35 other counties.