Over 600 walkers participated in Sunday’s Austin CROP Hunger Walk at Camp Mabry. Celebrating its 38th anniversary, the Austin walk brought together various faith communities in a common goal: to help combat hunger locally and around the world.
International relief agency Church World Service received 75% of the funds raised. This year, the remainder was distributed to five local beneficiaries: Capital Area Food Bank, Austin Chapel’s Angel House, Sustainable Food Center, Casa Marianella, and iACT Refugee Program.
Walkers could choose between one-mile and three-mile distances. The one-mile circled around the Camp Mabry parade grounds that border Rt. 1/Mopac. The longer route wound down through a peaceful nature preserve. After a dreary morning, the scattered clouds and light breeze made for a comfortable afternoon walk.
To date, the 2016 Austin CROP Hunger Walk has raised over $65,000 for international and local hunger relief. Online donations are still being accepted.
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