HAMPSTEAD/PLAISTOW — The 22nd annual Greater Hampstead/Plaistow CROP Hunger Walk will be held on Sun., May 18, at the First Baptist Church, 122 Main Street, Plaistow. Registration is at 1:00 p.m., and a short send-off ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. Members of all area communities of all ages are welcome to attend this fun event that has a serious mission of ending hunger and poverty, one step at a time.
Funds raised through the CROP Hunger Walk support both local food pantries and international efforts to eliminate hunger and poverty. CROP means Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty. In the past 21 years, this community CROP Walk has raised over $331,000, with more than $82,000 supporting three local food pantries.
Pledges, online donations, or other donations received before April 30 are eligible for additional funds from the Feinstein Challenge. Alan Shawn Feinstein will divide $1 million among non-profit hunger-fighting agencies. Last year, Spring CROP Hunger Walks across the nation received an additional $40,024 from this Challenge.
The Walk offers a 1-mile, 3-mile, and 6-mile option and will celebrate with music and food after the Walk. Those who raise $200 or more are eligible for gift certificates donated by local businesses. Those who’d like to support the Walk, but can’t walk, can participate by donating online at www.crophungerwalk.org.
For more information, please contact Pam at 603-362-4653, or Terri at 603-382-6440.