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Walk to end hunger, one step at a time

WINSTON-SALEM — In a COVID-19 world, the need to fight hunger in our community and around the world is greater than ever. The current need for food may lead to the largest number of our neighbors going hungry in our community and across the globe since the recession. Thus on Sunday, Oct. 18, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County CROP Hunger Walk is going virtual.

In order to practice social distancing, CROP Hunger Walkers are encouraged to walk in their neighborhoods, their greenways, their church parking lot, and even on their treadmills. The location doesn’t matter, nor does the length — the important thing to walk to end hunger one step at a time. You can walk with your family or in small groups (according to CDC guidelines), and you can even Facetime while you walk. The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County CROP Hunger Walk planning committee will post a kickoff video at 2:30 p.m. on its Facebook page and will share stories of impact. You can also view the video at cropwalkforsyth.org. As you walk, please take pictures and tag @cropwalkforsyth on Facebook. Virtual walks are really just another way to get creative as everyone walks in unity to end hunger. In fact, the more fun you can make it, the more certain that your friends and family will respond to your fundraising efforts and contribute. Challenge your friends to join you.

Register online at crophungerwalk.org/winstonsalemnc . The goal is to have as many sign-ups online as possible this year. Together, we can address the needs of those experiencing hunger by walking one step at a time.

Since 1979, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County CROP Hunger Walk has brought together compassionate people to feed the hungry and change lives. Together, it has raised more than $1,897,915. Every year, the funds raised are shared with Crisis Control Ministry (12.5%) and Sunnyside Ministry (12.5%) to feed our neighbors in need in Forsyth County. The remaining funds are shared with Church World Service (75%) to help in its hunger alleviation, food development, and disaster relief programs in 40 countries around the world, including the U.S.