Boulderites can soon again walk in solidarity with people nationwide for a cause intent on “Ending hunger one step at a time,” according to its tagline.

The area’s 23rd annual CROP Hunger Walk is set for Sunday, Oct. 6 at Veterans Park. Registration opens at 3:30 p.m., the walk begins at 4 p.m. and an international-themed potluck follows at 5 p.m. at Boulder City Hall.

According to organizers with Boulder United Methodist Church, the interfaith walk has raised more than $26,000 in the 22 previous walks.

Twenty-five percent of the money raised in Jefferson County will benefit the Jeffco Food Share, organizer Debbie Gabse said by email.

It costs nothing to enter — “CROP Hunger Walk is about promoting the work done, donations are the bonus,” Gabse said — and “people can donate by giving to any walker or online [at www.crophungerwalk.org].”

The remaining 75% will go to Church World Service, which sponsors the CROP Hunger Walk.

Church World Service has responded to “with floods in North Dakota, hurricane clean-up in Florida, refugees in the Middle East, earthquakes in Japan, drought in Nigari, and many other disasters around the world,” Gabse wrote.

She said CROP Hunger Walk evolved out of a program to gather crops to help feed Europe following World War II.

“Last year we had about 17 people walk,” she said. “There are usually a few more at the potluck.”

To learn more call Marilyn Craft at 406-431-4106.

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