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Crop Walk sends walkers on the path to fight hunger

Crop Walk sends walkers to fight hunger
Posted at 4:53 PM, Oct 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-16 20:24:11-04

The Ada County CROP Hunger Walkers embarked on 2 paths to help fight hunger today at Julia Davis Park: A 3.4 mile loop which began on the greenbelt, and a shorter mile loop for people who didn't want the longer option.

Now in it's 34th year in Idaho, "We've got people who have been here year after year, " said Karen Vauk, President and CEO of the Idaho Food Bank. "This is part of their own family tradition now. That just really warms your heart and it's a reminder that we do all care about our friends and neighbors."

Twenty-five percent of the funds here in Ada County are slated to go to the Foodbank, and the rest supports the international work of Church World Service.

Through the organization, other monies from the walk will go towards refugees in the United States, and other vulnerable people around the world.  the CWS is comprised of many different churches including Methodist Episcopal, Baptists, Coptic Orthodox, and Presbyterians.