The Norman Transcript


August 16, 2013

CROP Walk to Stop Hunger offers orientation meetings



Comfort stations along the route will be staffed by Girl Scouts and will offer restrooms and water for participants, plus bowls of water and dog treats for leashed dogs.

“Our community is incredibly generous,” said local CROP Walk chair Karen Buntin, noting that local CROP Walk organizers hope to raise $20,000 this year. “In the past 10 years, more than $150,000 has been raised to benefit people in need, both here and around the globe.”

Twenty-five percent of funds raised through the local CROP Walk are donated to Norman’s Food and Shelter, which has provided emergency housing for homeless families and meals to the hungry for more than 20 years. The remaining proceeds support the humanitarian work of Church World Service.

“Last year’s CROP Walk drew more than 500 participants and raised more than $18,000,” Buntin said. “It’s a great feeling to walk with your family, your friends, your community and know that together you are doing something to alleviate hunger and poverty around the world and right here in our own backyard.”

On Sept. 28, the local CROP Walk will host its annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest for Kids and Families, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Performing Arts Studio at the Santa Fe Depot, 200 S. Jones Ave.

The theme is “Helping the Hungry — Making a Difference,” and art work will be done along Legacy Trail. Participants are asked to donate peanut butter or tuna as the entry fee.

The art contest is open to youth up to age 18 and families. Prizes donated by local businesses will be awarded, including a special Mom’s-Only prize drawings.

For more information about CROP Walk or the Team Leaders Orientation events, call Karen Buntin at 314-8348 or visit the local walk website, You can also follow Cleveland County CROP Walk on Facebook.

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