Posted by StreetWise in Magazine Articles
The Chicago CROP Walk to stop hunger will be Sunday, October 20, sponsored by St. James Episcopal Cathedral, St. Pauls United Church of Christ and First United Methodist Church-Chicago Temple.
Participants will have a choice of two concurrent routes: a 10K and a 2-mile. The 10K lakefront route will start off at the at St. James Episcopal Cathedral Commons (65 E. Huron) in the River North neighborhood, leading walkers north along the bustling Magnificent Mile and scenic lakefront to St. Paul’s UCC (2335 N. Orchard), circling back through Lincoln Park and Old Town to closing ceremonies at St. James. The 2-mile family route will also begin and end at St. James; in between walkers will head south on Clark Street, over the scenic Chicago River to the Chicago Temple. There will also be rest stops along the way.
Proceeds will go to A Just Harvest, Episcopal Hunger Committee, Facing Forward to End Homelessness, Presbytery of Chicago End Hunger Mission Team locally. The international recipient of the of the event will be Church World Service, which has been in place since the end of World War II and has a tremendous track record of helping hungry families from India to Africa.
If you would like to participate you can signup at the chicagocropwalk.org or crophungerwalks.org. You can also register at the event from 1 to 2 p.m. The step-off ceremony will be from 2 to 2:15 p.m. and the closing ceremony/awards at 4:15 p.m. Funds from the event can be collected on-line, at the event itself, or through the mail.
Chicago Crop Hunger Walk