CROP Walk raises money to end hunger
SALISBURY - One in seven people in the world will go hungry tonight.
In response to the growing problem, more than 100 people in Salisbury turned out Sunday for the 34th annual CROP Walk to raise awareness and money for organizations that work to end hunger and malnutrition.
Across the globe, hunger-related issues kill more people than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined, the Rev. Randy Kirby of First Presbyterian Church told participants. Fifty million people in the United States, including 17 million children, don't have enough to eat, Kirby said.
For the first time in Rowan County, two CROP Walks set off simultaneously, one in Salisbury and another in China Grove. Total number of walkers and money raised will be available later this month.
Proceeds will go to Church World Services, Rowan Helping Ministries, Meals on Wheels and Main Street Mission in China Grove.