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CROP Hunger Walk set for May 4

The third annual Gresham CROP Hunger Walk will take place Sunday, May 4, kicking off at Gresham United Methodist Church, 620 N.W. Eighth St.

The 5K walk/run begins at 1 p.m., with former Gresham Police Chief Carla Piluso serving as grand marshal.

Winding through historic trees and points of interest in downtown Gresham, the fundraising walk/run has a goal of raising $4,500 for hunger and poverty alleviation efforts in the community.

A portion of the funds raised in Gresham will go toward Zarephath Kitchen, an all-volunteer ministry, which has been providing hot meals for those in need the past 25 years.

Gresham is one of 2,000 communities nationwide participating in a CROP Hunger Walk. This year’s theme is “Ending hunger one step at a time.”

According to a press release, walkers proclaim their solidarity with the millions of neighbors around the world who have to walk to find water and food — as well as the millions of people here in the United States who are served by local food pantries, food banks and meal sites.

Funds from CROP Hunger Walks are also used to provide resources to communities as they rebuild after being ravaged by floods and tornadoes.

For more information or to make a donation to the Gresham CROP Walk, visit crophungerwalk.org.

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