Brazos Valley Gets Ready to CROP Poverty

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Brazos Valley residents are preparing to pound out hunger one step at a time.

Organizers of the annual Crop Hunger Walk distributed brochures, maps, and sponsor forms on Thursday at their Orientation Open House at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church on Woodcreek Drive.

CROP which stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty is a national and local effort to help end hunger.

This year's goals are to raise $20,000 dollars in pledges and have at least 300 walkers.

Seventy-five percent of the proceeds received in Bryan-College Station will help be sent to the national outlet for distribution and the remaining 25 percent will benefit the Brazos Valley Food Bank and the Brazos Church Pantry.

Brazos Valley Food Bank’s Executive Director Theresa Mangapora said everyone involved with the walk are optimistic they will reach the set goals.

"Local communities like Bryan-College Station can decide to have a Crop Hunger Walk and this community been doing it for a long time now,” Mangapora said. “It's been very successful. It's a wonderful collaboration of a lot of different churches."

There is no registration fee to enter. The Crop Hunger Walk is Sunday, October 14.