IRON RIVER—The annual Crop Walk, sponsored by Church World Service and hosted by a local ecumenical team here, will be held Sunday, Sept. 25 at the RV park, with participants walking the Apple Blossom Trail.
This year’s theme is “Ending Hunger One Step at a Time.”
“We walk to help those who know nothing but hunger, poverty and distress all over the world,” said Marilyn Budzak.
“Open your hand, imagine a handful of rice or wheat, and know that is your only food for the day, if you are lucky,” said Budzak.
“That handful costs a quarter, which isn’t much in our world but is a fortune in theirs. Add a few vegetables, a bit of meat and water; you could feed your family for a meal. Our Big Mac could feed a family for a week or your coffee latte for two or three days.”
Those who can’t walk are invited to give a donation.
“Could you sign up walkers or others who would donate a few dollars?”
Ten percent of what is collected at the walk will stay here in the area for Supper at His House, which is served every second and fourth Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church.
Registration starts at noon, but the main Crop Walk is at 1 p.m.
“You may come at any time, but the walk is over at 4 p.m. All money collected goes to feed the hungry, there and here. We pray you will join us, even if just to come down and see what this is all about.”
For those not familiar with the RV park, it is located across from the AmericInn, a block south of U.S. 2.
“If there are any motorcyclists or ATV riders who would like to ‘ride for a walk,’ maybe a day or week ahead, and bring their donation down the day of the Walk, I would be most happy to hear from you.
“If anyone would like to donate bottled water for the walkers, please call me at 265-2258. It would be a most welcome donation.”