Betty Reed has walked in the Barrington Area CROP Hunger Walk for 30 years, but this year, she will be the Grand Marshall.
The CROP, Community Response to Overcome Poverty, Hunger Walk raises funds for people in need in Barrington area communities and around the world. The 31st annual walk will be held on Oct. 20.
Reed and her family have been active in CROP Walk for years. She took over her husband’s position as treasurer following his death in 2005.
She has been witness to the extent of hunger in other parts of the world through her travels, which has made the need to help more meaningful. Reed was instrumental in helping this Walk grow in both the number of walkers as well as the amount of money raised.
Reed has also supported the Northern Illinois Food Bank as a volunteer and a board member and a volunteer with Meals on Wheels since its inception in the Barrington area.
The Barrington Area CROP Walk is an annual community hunger education and fund raising event sponsored by Church World Service, an international ecumenical relief, and development and refugee resettlement agency providing assistance in the United States and around the world.
CROP Walk takes place throughout the Village of Barrington, beginning at Lutheran Church of the Atonement, 909 E. Main Street, with registration at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 20; the walk begins at 1:00 p.m.
Twenty-five percent of all funds raised in Barrington stays in our area benefiting the Northern Illinois Food Bank, the FISH Food Pantry, Carpentersville, BACOA Meals With Wheels, Wauconda-Island Lake Food Pantry, Project HOPE, Palatine Township Food Pantry, the People in Need program of the Barrington Area Ministerial Association, and Barrington Giving Day.
Submitted by Barrington Area CROP Hunger Walk