A quarter of the proceeds raised will be donated to Food and Shelter, which has provided emergency housing to homeless families and meals to the hungry for more than 20 years.
The remaining funds help support hunger-fighting, disaster relief and development projects of the Church World Service across America and in more than 80 countries. Peanut butter and tuna also will be collected on the walk day to support food pantries countywide.
Pre-walk activities will include performances by a contingent of the Pride of Oklahoma and the Manyawi Children’s World Music Ensemble, plus face painting for kids.
The event will culminate with a hot dog cookout featuring dance music by DJ Adrian Buendia. Rest stations along the route will offer water for participants as well as water and treats for leashed dogs.
“The CROP Walk is a fun family time where lessons in caring are learned,” chairwoman Karen Buntin said. “It’s a great feeling to walk with your family and friends, knowing that together you are doing something to alleviate hunger and poverty around the world and right here in our own backyard.”
For information call, Kearns at 443-9627 or visit the walk website, clevelandcountycropwalk.org.