Several East Contra Costa faith groups will be putting on their walking shoes Sunday to raise money to help stop local hunger and poverty.

The CROP Walk will be held on Sunday, beginning at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 2507 San Jose Drive, Antioch. Registration is at 2:30 p.m., and the walk begins at 3 p.m.

A quarter of the funds raised will go to the Antioch Food Pantry and Pittsburg's Loaves and Fishes, while the rest goes to global efforts through Church World Services, including in Haiti and areas in the U.S. hit by floods and tornadoes.

Over 2,000 cities and towns nationwide participate in the Hunger Walk. This year's theme is "Ending hunger one step at a time."

"The need is enormous, and we want to help meet the needs together and to show our concern," the Rev. Christy Parks-Ramage, Co-Pastor of East County Shared Ministry, said in a news release.

For more information, call 925-439-9361.

Contact Paul Burgarino at 925-779-7164. Follow him at Twitter.com/paulburgarino.



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