The 2017 Oceana County CROP Hunger Walk is planned for this Sunday, Oct. 1.
Registration will begin at the First Baptist Church of Pentwater at 2 p.m. The walk will start at 2:30 p.m. and proceed through the downtown streets of Pentwater to the beach and pier before returning to the First Baptist Church.
This year’s goal is to raise $11,000, which if met will see another $500 contributed.
Twenty-five percent of the money raised from the CROP Walk will be used to feed hungry people in Oceana County. The local food pantries which benefit include, Trinity Lutheran, New Hope Community, Bread of Life — Hart, West Golden Wesleyan and Pentwater Community. The remainder will be distributed by Church World Service in more than 70 countries.
Hungry people in developing countries may walk six miles a day to get food and water, wood for fuel and to take their goods to market. Organizers said they walk to be with them in their struggle for existence. They walk because they want to end hunger one step at a time. All are welcome to join the walk this Sunday.