Barrington walk raises thousands to fight hunger
Almost 200 people walked through Barrington neighborhoods Sunday to help raise awareness and money for efforts to fight hunger as part of the 34th annual Barrington Area CROP Walk.
"The money is collected ... and used globally to serve the hungry, and 25 percent of the funds are kept locally and distributed through the area to food pantries and people in need," said Laura Cerretani, the event's chairwoman.
This year's event was expected to raise $40,000, with support from Barrington High School, Barrington United Methodist Church, Community Church of Barrington, Federated Church of Wauconda, Ivanhoe Congregational Church, Kirk of the Lakes Presbyterian, Lutheran Church of the Atonement, Presbyterian Church of Barrington, Salem United Methodist Church, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, St. Anne Catholic Community, St. Paul Untied Church of Christ, and WOW Walkers.
More than $1.38 million dollars has been raised and about 12,500 walkers have participated in the event's history.