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CROP Hunger Walk funds humanitarian projects around the globe

Posted: 8:11 PM, Oct 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-13 23:33:43-04

BOISE, Idaho — The CROP Hunger Walk funds humanitarian projects all around the world, but 25% of funds raised at Sunday's event in Boise goes to the Idaho Foodbank to help fight hunger locally.

The walk at Julia Davis Park is simple by design: finishers receive an apple at the end of the 3.4 mile stretch, but that's the point.

"The 3.4 miles is the average distance that a lot of people in the world have to walk in order just to get clean water, or maybe go to school or get medical care, so we walk because we know people around the world have to walk," said coordinator Judy Halverson.

Organized walks have been happening since the 1960s; this year marking 50 years.

In Boise more than $161,000 has been raised for the Idaho Foodbank since 1986.