6/13/2017 3:19:00 PM Annual CROP Hunger Walk set for June 24 in Bay View
The 13th annual Little Traverse CROP Hunger Walk will be held on Saturday morning, June 24. Kim Baker, Executive Director of Manna Food Project in Harbor Springs is the Grand Marshal of this year's event. The fundraising walk starts at 9:00 Evelyn Hall, follows a three-mile course through scenic and historic Bay View and is open to the public. All contributions received will help the local Manna Food Project and Church World Service (CWS) feed the hungry and counteract poverty and disasters with self-sustaining projects.
Walkers sign in at 8:30 a.m. in front of Evelyn Hall and start walking to the flourish of the lively Bay View Brass at 9:00. Entertainment will be provided by Pat Sehr and her ensemble. The live music a special treat for those who choose to rock on the porch of Evelyn Hall in lieu of walking. The public is invited to participate. This year's goal is to raise $30,000. Over the past 12 years, the Little Traverse CROP Hunger Walk has raised a total of more than $270,000 from local individuals and businesses.
To make an online contribution or to learn more about the Little Traverse CROP Hunger Walk, please visit www.crophungerwalk.org/petoskeymi.
Directions & Parking: Evelyn Hall is located on Encampment Avenue in Bay View, next to Hall Auditorium. Free public parking is available on Encampment Avenue as well as near the library and post office on Fairview and Park Avenues.
Over 2,000 communities across the U.S. join in more than 1,300 CROP Hunger Walks each year. CROP Hunger Walkshelp to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs.
When Super Storm Sandy hit the East Coast of the U.S., Church World Service went to work immediately providing CWS Kits and Blankets worth more than $1.3 million. The Little Traverse CROP Walk won June 24 will provide assistance to such disasters. In addition, our Little Traverse CROP Hunger Walk has contributed over $72,000 to MANNA in Harbor Springs over the past twelve years.
The Manna Food Project is a local non-profit organization established in 1987 to help feed the hungry throughout northern Michigan. Manna is funded entirely through donations of individuals and community groups.