MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – Marquette community members are looking for volunteers to walk in an effort to fight a global issue, hunger. Coming up on October 1st, the Marquette County CROP Hunger Walk will be held in an effort to fight hunger worldwide. The walk starts at 2:00 p.m. on West Fair Ave. at the Marquette Hope Connection Center, and participants will walk around 3 miles to the Northern Michigan University food bank on campus and back to the Marquette First Prespertarian church.
25% of the funds raised here will be distributed between Northern Michigan University Food Pantry and St. Vincent de Paul Services. Organizers commented that those who cannot participate in the walk are still welcome to donate to the cause by dropping off non-perishable items at the church.
“Even if they wanted to put like I did I put a box out at my church for people to bring you to know if everyone brought one can good that box would be overflowing so it’s a small thing but everybody can maybe do something small and as the small things come together it becomes very large,” commented Marquette County CROP Walk Treasurer Crystal Swanson.
More information about supporting the walk by walking or donating can be obtained through a participating church or community organization or through the CROP Walk organizers, Crystal Swanson 906-225-0595 or Erica Thomas 805-710-4752 or by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.