The annual Quad-Cities CROP Hunger Walk will be Sunday, beginning at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport and crossing the Centennial Bridge into Rock Island.
The community is invited to bring a sack lunch and listen to Lojo Russo from 12:45-2 p.m., as she provides entertaining music for the whole family. Olympian Dan Steele, a Sherrard High School graduate and bronze medalist on the 2002 men’s bobsled team, will sign autographs from 1:15-1:45 p.m. The 6-mile walk/run will begin at 2 p.m., rain or shine.
Organizers have set a goal of 1,000 walkers and hope to raise $60,000 to help stop hunger and poverty in the Quad-Cities and around the world. Last year, 800 walkers raised more than $58,000.
This year, the Quad-Cities and 2,000 cities and towns nationwide are joining in interfaith community CROP Hunger Walks around the theme, “Ending Hunger One Step at a Time.” Many of the walkers will be wearing T-shirts proclaiming their solidarity with neighbors around the world who have to walk to live, as well as many served by food pantries, food banks and meal sites in the United States. For more information, contact Churches United at 563-332-5002.