The Barrington Area CROP Walk, an annual community hunger education and fundraising event sponsored by Church World Service, is celebrating its 35th year. This year the Walk takes place throughout the Village of Barrington, beginning at Lutheran Church of the Atonement, 909 E. Main St., Barrington, on Sunday, October 15. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and the Walk will begin at 1:00 p.m.
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. And, 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, Wauconda-Island Lake Food Pantry, Project HOPE, and the People in Need program of the Barrington Area Ministerial Association.
The Barrington CROP Hunger Walk is an ecumenical event and involves individuals from over a dozen churches, Barrington High School, and the community. Over $1.42 million dollars has been raised and over 12,500 walkers have participated in its thirty-four year history.
To learn more visit crophungerwalk.org/barringtonil.