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posted: 10/14/2013 1:04 PM

Take part in Barrington Area CROP Hunger Walk

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Submitted by Linda Osikowicz

The Barrington Area CROP Walk is an annual community hunger education and fundraising event sponsored by Church World Service.

This year the walk takes place throughout the village of Barrington, beginning at Lutheran Church of the Atonement, 909 E. Main St., with registration at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20.

CROP Hunger Walk funds will benefit the overall work and ministry of Church World Service, working around the world to help those in need help themselves through refugee assistance, self-help development programs, advocacy and disaster relief.

It's important to note that 25 percent of funds raised in Barrington stays in the area benefiting the Northern Illinois Food Bank, the FISH Food Pantry-Carpentersville, BACOA Meals With Wheels, Palatine Township Food Pantry, Wauconda-Island Lake Food Pantry, Project HOPE, the People in Need program of the Barrington Area Ministerial Association and Barrington Giving Day.

The Barrington CROP Hunger Walk is an ecumenical event and involves individuals from more than a dozen churches, Barrington High School, and the community.

Over $1.2 million has been raised and almost 12,000 walkers have participated in its 30-year history.

To learn more, contact chairwoman Linda Osikowicz at or (847) 836-5540.