Next month the North Shore CROP Hunger Walk will be in Evanston for the third consecutive year. This year the walk is being hosted by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church under the leadership of Pastor Betty Landis. The North Shore Crop Hunger Walk, which starts and ends at St. Paul’s, 1004 Greenwood St., will be held a 2 p.m. on Oct. 19, preceded by a brief kick-off ceremony.
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.
One-quarter of the funds raised from the walk are divided among local agencies that provide food and meals to those in need, including St Paul’s Lutheran Church Soup Kitchen; A Just Harvest in Rogers Park; Interfaith Action of Evanston (Hospitality Center); Soup At Six (Evening Meal at Hemenway United Methodist Church); and Tuesday Soup Kitchen at Second Baptist Church of Evanston.
Approximately 400 walkers from 35 interfaith organizations, civic and community groups and schools are scheduled to participate in this year’s walk, a noncompetitive 5K fundraising walk that includes Evanston’s beautiful lakefront.
The planning committee welcomes additional walkers and volunteers. Participants can register at www.crop hungerwalk.org/northshoreil, by calling committee member Arlene A. Jackson, 847-804-0739, or at the walk itself. While there is no registration fee, all walkers are asked to make a donation of any amount. More information is available at www.volunteerevanston.org and www.facebook.com/north