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CROP Walk: Seeking To End World Hunger, One Step At A Time

Published: October 22, 2017 at 12:00 am

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Newtown's CROP Hunger Walk began at and returned to NYA Sports & Fitness Center. The annual walk raises money to help communities locally and worldwide overcome poverty and hunger. (Bee Photo, Silber)
Newtown's CROP Hunger Walk began at and returned to NYA Sports & Fitness Center. The annual walk raises money to help communities locally and worldwide overcome poverty and hunger. (Bee Photo, Silber)
Before the CROP Hunger Walk began on Sunday, October 15, Mariam Bhavnagarwala volunteered to pass out stickers to those participating in the event. Pictured is Mariam giving Girle Annso her "Help CROP, Stop Hunger" sticker. (Bee Photo, Silber)
Before the CROP Hunger Walk began on Sunday, October 15, Mariam Bhavnagarwala volunteered to pass out stickers to those participating in the event. Pictured is Mariam giving Girle Annso her "Help CROP, Stop Hunger" sticker. (Bee Photo, Silber)
Mariam Bhavnagarwala gave out stickers to young Khadijah Noori and her mother Masuma Noori at the CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, October 15. (Bee Photo, Silber)
Mariam Bhavnagarwala gave out stickers to young Khadijah Noori and her mother Masuma Noori at the CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, October 15. (Bee Photo, Silber)
Reverend Matt Crebbin, senior pastor of Newtown Congregational Church, greeted CROP Hunger Walk participants in front of NYA Sports & Fitness Center on Sunday, October 15.

The annual CROP Hunger Walk, sponsored by Church World Services, is hosted by local houses of worship. It is open to community members of all ages and faiths, who join together in hopes of helping end worldwide hunger and poverty.

Those participating walk 2.5 miles, representing how far many people in developing countries must venture in order to gain access to necessary food, water, and fuel and go to market.

Participants who registered for Sunday's CROP Hunger Walk also received stickers saying "Help CROP, Stop Hunger," which were passed out by young Mariam Bhavnagarwala of Newtown's Al Hedaya Islamic Center.

Rev Crebbin said that in addition to the group of nearly 25 walkers who participated in this year's event, which returned to the campus of Fairfield Hills, many other local do-gooders had already joined together at various times to walk and support the cause.

All the proceeds raised from Newtown's CROP Hunger Walk will go on to help those facing hunger and poverty in local communities, as well as those in need around the world.

For more information about the CROP Hunger Walk and to find ways to donate, visit crophungerwalk.org and newtownctchurch.org.

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Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

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Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
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“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
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“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
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Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
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Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
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“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
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Newtown Day, October 6
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The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
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Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
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“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
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The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
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Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
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Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
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“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
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Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
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Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
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