HCFB looking for sponsors, walkers for CROP Walk
From Staff Reports
The Hays County Food Bank (HCFB) and their Food Rescue Rangers Souperheroes are looking for people to sponsor and walk with them in the Church Wold Services (CWS) CROP Walk, Sunday April 27. CROP stands for Community Response to Overcoming Poverty and is similar to Relay for Life with teams asking individuals and businesses to sponsor their walkers. Any amount helps the food bank achieve their goal.
HCFB has been organizing CROP Walks for more than 15 years to increase awareness about the magnitude of food insecurity in Hays County and to encourage new and ongoing support for finding local solutions to global issues. Hays County has approximately 24,000 food insecure individuals. HCFB provides food at six distributions throughout the county as well as to homebound clients.
A portion of the proceeds (25 percent) will go to the food bank, with the balance going to CWS projects. CWS uses the money to fund projects like installing water purification systems and to provide funds for national and domestic disaster relief efforts.
This year, HCFB has invited churches and youth groups from Buda, Kyle, Driftwood, Dripping Springs and Wimberley to join them in San Marcos. The walk will start at the Dunbar Community Center and stop by the food bank and Dunbar Community Garden for a quick show and tell.
HCFB takes the opportunity to thank volunteers who plant, nurture, harvest and deliver fresh produce to the food bank from the two raised bed plots at Dunbar, Alamo Neighborhood Gardens and the San Marcos Community Garden.
Those uninterested in walking can still join the pre-walk activities at the Dunbar center which will include live music and a stretching session. Registration starts at 2 p.m. and the step off will take place at 2:30 p.m.
HCFB will be accepting donations until the day of the event and week after. To register or sponsor a team or walker, go to www.cswglobal.org. Click on CROP Hunger Walk, choose Texas and choose Hays County CROP Hunger Walk.