For the second year, the North Shore Crop Hunger Walk is being hosted by Second Baptist Church of Evanston, 1717 Benson Ave., where Rev. Mark A. Dennis Jr. is senior pastor. The Walk, which starts and ends at Second Baptist, is scheduled for Oct. 20, with a brief kick-off ceremony at 1:30 p.m. and the Walk following at 2:00 p.m.
Crop Hunger Walks are held annually across the United States as local fundraisers for Church World Service, the sponsoring organization that partners with interfaith and intercultural organizations across the globe in an effort to eradicate hunger and poverty and promote peace and justice (www.cwsglobal.org)
One-quarter of the funds raised from the walk are divided between local agencies that provide food and meals to those in need, including The Ark (Rhea Segal Food Pantry); A Just Harvest in Rogers Park; Interfaith Action (Hospitality Center); Soup At Six (evening meal at Hemenway United Methodist Church); and Tuesday Soup Kitchen at Second Baptist Church in Evanston.
There is always room for more participants. The planning committee welcomes additional walkers and volunteers, who can register at www.crophungerwalk.org/evanstonil, or by contacting committee member Arlene A. Jackson (847-804-0739). Registration on walk day starts at 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, downstairs at Second Baptist Church. While there is no registration fee, all walkers are asked to make a donation of any amount.