WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest CROP Hunger Walk 2015 is set for Sunday, Nov. 15, beginning and ending at the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St.
Sign-in begins at 2 p.m. with step-off at 2:30 p.m. The route is approximately 1.5 miles on sidewalks that include a view of beautiful historic homes in Wake Forest and also part of the seminary’s campus. Volunteers will provide water.
Area churches and organizations, clubs, businesses, and individuals are encouraged to start a team or to join an existing team at www.cropwalkonline.org/wakeforestnc.
Then, make an online donation to help support the cause to “End hunger one step at a time.”
Recruit friends and family members as sponsors for online tax-deductible donations in support of the team or individual.
Donations also may be given in cash or by checks written to CROP Walk. Teams, whose sponsors have donated cash or checks, will hand in all those donations at the 2 p.m. check-in Nov. 15.
This 36th year for CROP Hunger Walk in Wake Forest includes the Golden Sneaker Award Challenge.
It is a traveling trophy that will be inscribed this year and in the future with the name of the walking team that raises the most money in donations.
To qualify, teams will hand in all donations to the event treasurer by Dec. 1. Also, this year the top individual fundraiser will win a prize.
Bring non-perishable food to the 2 p.m. sign-in. Add that food to the total collection for the Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry.
Take “Helpie” photos of yourself and others in front of the pyramid of boxes and cans of food that will grow taller as individuals and teams drop off their contributions.
Before the walk, visit an activity table to write notes of encouragement to deployed soldiers through Ministry to Military and also write messages to people in local households who will receive a grocery bag filled with food from the Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry.
Wake Forest and some 2,000 cities and towns nationwide join together in interfaith-community CROP Hunger Walks.
Twenty-five percent of the funds raised here will go to Tri-Area Ministry.