Dozens of Barrington area residents will be making strides to fight hunger on Sunday.
The 29th annual Barrington Area CROP Walk will take place Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church.
Barrington walkers will be joined by thousands of others nationwide as part of the initiative sponsored by Church World Services to raise funds to end hunger in our own communities as well as around the world.
The Barrington walk is hosted by St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, with 25 percent of funds raised being donated to local agencies. The rest will be used by Church World Services for disaster relief and hunger-related programs.
Local organizaions benefiting from this year’s walk include:
“Barrington and neighboring communities have faithfully supported CROP and Church World Services by raising $1,234,171 in the previous 28 walks,” a proclamation by Barrington Village President Karen Darch said.
Darch declared Oct. 16, 2011 as CROP Walk Day in the village of Barrington.
“In recognition and support of the hundreds of CROP walkers who will walk because they walk, and are asking us to join them in making a difference for hungry people locally, nationally and around the world,” the proclamation said.
Registration for the event begins at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 16 at St. Anne Catholic Church. For more information, or to make a donation, visit barringtoncropwalk.freehostia.com