Here's a statement heard around Rutland last week: "We walk because they walk!"
On Oct. 17, interested walkers participated in the Rutland area CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walk for Hunger. Registration began at 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Grace Congregational UCC and the walk kicked off at 1:30 p.m. Two walking routes were offered: a one-mile route and a five-mile route. The first 100 walkers to register received a free t-shirt.
Every year the Rutland CROP Walk for Hunger raises money for those affected by poverty, hunger, and natural disaster. It also provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the issue of hunger.
Locally, 25 percent of the funds raised last weekwere given to the Community Cupboard. CROP Walk for Hunger works for the relief of hunger around the world and in our local community.