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DuPage CROP Walk aims to help combat hunger

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By Lily Medina
West Chicago Park District

Area residents can help put a dent in hunger this fall by joining members of 11 churches for the fourth annual Northwest DuPage United CROP Hunger Walk.

Sponsored by Church World Service and organized by religious groups, businesses, schools and others, the walk is designed to raise money to help combat hunger in the United States and around the world.

The Northwest DuPage United walk on Sunday, Oct. 19, will start and end at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Prince Crossing Road and Geneva Avenue, West Chicago. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m., followed by a prayer service at 2 p.m. and the step-off at 2:15 p.m. Participants are asked to walk either 1.4 miles or 2.6 miles.

Those who can't walk can volunteer along the path or help recruit others for the walk and promote the event in their churches.

This year's participating churches are First United Methodist Church, St. Michael's United Church of Christ and St. Andrew Lutheran Church from West Chicago; Living Lord Lutheran Church, Immanuel United Church of Christ and Good Shepherd United Methodist Church from Bartlett; St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Heritage Presbyterian Church, Lutheran Church of the Master and Our Savior Lutheran Church from Carol Stream; and Prince of Peace Lutheran Church from Schaumburg.

Donation envelopes already are available from church recruiters or by calling Sandra Zilly at (331) 240-0652.

Organizers say they're hoping to recruit at least 120 walkers and to raise roughly $20,000.

For details, visit www.cwsglobal.org.

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