St. George Interfaith Council hosting 'CROP Walk' to help southern Utah combat hunger

Participants in the annual CROP Hunger Walk wind their way through Bloomington Hills in this Spectrum file photo. The event, hosted by local churches and faith groups, raises awareness about world hunger while also collecting donations for area food drives.
Participants in the annual CROP Hunger Walk wind their way through Bloomington Hills in this Spectrum file photo. The event, hosted by local churches and faith groups, raises awareness about world hunger while also collecting donations for area food drives.

The St. George Interfaith Council is hosting its annual “CROP Walk” on Saturday, inviting the public to come help raise money and awareness to combat hunger.

The event, slated for 10 a.m. on Nov. 12 at Larkspur Park at the corner of Ft. Pierce and Larkspur drives in Bloomington Hills, functions as a major service project for many area churches and provides a chance for members of all faiths to work cooperatively in an effort to provide food to those in need. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.

St. George Mayor Michele Randall and Washington City Mayor Kress Staheli are scheduled to lead participants into the six-mile walk, a distance meant to represent the distance walked by people in some food-scarce communities in the world in order to get food, water and work. Not all involved participate in the walk, with many making donations or otherwise trying to help the effort.

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