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The Heart of Texas CROP Hunger Walk has set a goal of 200 Walkers and hopes to raise $5,000.00 to help stop hunger and poverty in the Waco community and around the world. A portion of the funds from the walk will go to Caritas of Waco. Last year, some 80 walkers braved the drought-breaking rain to raise more than $4,000 in the local CROP Hunger Walk. This year’s walk will take place on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 14, at Bledsoe Miller Park (300 Martin Luther King Blvd.) Registration will begin at 2:00 and the walk will begin at 3:00. CROP Hunger Walks are held in more than 2,000 cities in the United States, all during the year, involving hundreds of faith communities. With the theme “Ending hunger one step at a time,” walkers proclaim their solidarity with the millions of people around the world who have to walk long distances to find food and water—as well as with the millions of people served by local food pantries, food banks and meal sites in our own country.  A portion of the funds from every CROP Hunger Walk goes to a local agency that serves hungry people. The local recipient for this year’s walk is Caritas of Waco.

Participants in the CROP hunger walk recruit friends and members of their congregations to sponsor them as they walk. Registration and preliminary activities begin at 2:00 pm and participants will start walking at 3:00. The 5K route goes from Bledsoe-Miller Park (300 Martin Luther King Blvd), up the Brazos River Walk to the Herring Avenue bridge and across, down through the Pecan Bottoms of Cameron Park along University Parks Drive to the Washington Street bridge, and back to Bledsoe-Miller Park. For those who don’t think they can walk for five kilometers (3.2 miles), there is a “Golden Mile” route. Fun prizes will be awarded to various walkers—including for Best Costume.

For more information about the Heart of Texas CROP Hunger Walk, contact Katie Cook at Seeds of Hope 254/755-7745 or email seedseditor@clearwire.net.

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Update 6/27: Thank you to everyone who showed up to the food drive. We raised over 400 pounds of food for Caritas. We are looking forward to working with Katie’s Custard sometime August for another fundraiser or food drive.

This Wednesday the McLennan County Hunger Coalition will have a food drive at Katie’s Custard in Waco, located at 602 South Valley Mills Drive. Donate one can of food or nonpershible food item and receive one free icecream cone.

Katie’s Frozen Custard is a true Waco original, with frozen custard made fresh every 40 minutes.  Not only do they serve gourmet custard, but it is also high in protein, rich in omega 3’s, and very wholesome! Katie’s Frozen Custard is the perfect combination of “delicious and nutritious.”  Located at 602 South Valley Mills Drive, Katie’s Frozen Custard is a true Waco Original that loves Waco and wants to give back through more community-oriented events like their Community Charity Challenge