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Crop Walk set for Sunday

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This year's Crop Hunger Walk is scheduled for Sunday, beginning at the Dusty Boot in Eagle.

EAGLE, Colorado – A group of locals are fighting hunger one step at a time as part of this year’s Crop Hunger Walk.

This year’s event is set for Sunday in Eagle. Organizers are hoping raise money and awareness for the fight against hunger locally and worldwide, said Andrea Sprung, one of the organizers of the local event.

Some of the money goes to local Salvation Army food pantries.

Sunday’s Eagle event is one of more than in 2,000 cities and towns nationwide joining the interfaith Church World Service around the theme “Ending hunger one step at a time.”

Church World Service has been doing Crop Hunger Walks and other events since the 1960s. It was launched in the 1940s.

“Church World Service is working on issues like malnutrition and clean drinking water around the world. They do disaster relief where there is a need, especially in Third World countries,” Sprung said.

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Crop Hunger Walk helps create self-help initiatives, both locally and around the world, Sprung said.

In the aftermath of Haiti’s killer earthquake, Church World Service helped provide much-needed emergency assistance. With the recovery effort in full swing, the service is helping families and communities to rebuild homes, food supplies and livelihoods, Sprung said.

Crop Hunger Walks also play a role in the U.S., helping communities ravaged by floods and tornadoes to recover, Sprung said.