HIGH POINT, NC - How far would you walk to end hunger?
Over 500 people in High Point walked 3.4 miles to raise awareness and money for a world hunger relief and local food pantries as part of the 33rd annual Crop Walk.
The purpose of walking 3.4 miles symbolizes how far people from developing countries will typically walk to get food, water, and fuel. By walking the same amount they want to show solidarity with their struggle, internationally and locally.
Church World Service sponsors over 1200 Crop Walks across the country.
Kevin McCoy with Church World Service says the walks are about more than just raising awareness: "it's being able to feel in solidarity with people who are walking for their basic necessities all around the world and here in High Point... This is a chance to walk in solidarity with all those folks and to show our brothers and sisters around the world that we care."
Donations from each walker helped Open Door Ministries, located in High Point, raise funds to continue aiding the less fortunate and homeless in the High Point Community.
And look at the familiar face! WFMY News 2's Julie Luck was the emcee for the event and walked to show support.