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Hunger Walk set for Oct. 8
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MONROE - The Monroe CROP Hunger Walk starts at noon Oct. 8 at St. John's UCC, with registration taking place at 11 a.m.

Two routes will be available: a 2.5- and a 5-mile route. Both routes wind through Monroe and then follow the Badger State Trail. This is a family-friendly, dog-friendly and faith-friendly event.

Since the first CROP Hunger Walk sponsored by Church World Service in 1969, more than 5 million walkers have participated in more than 36,000 walks. Last year, more than $10 million was raised by 120,000 walkers to combat hunger locally and overseas.

This year marks the third CROP Hunger Walk in recent times in Monroe.

The local goal this year is to raise more than $5,000, a portion of which will stay in Green County to help with hunger issues. The rest of the money raised will be sent to worldwide hunger relief.

In the past, local proceeds have supported the Green County Food Pantry and Green Cares Food Pantry in Monticello.

Team sign-up sheets are available for those who would like to get involved as a group. Individuals, families and friends are sought to participate. Youth groups are encouraged to register.

Cake and a healthy snack will be provided.

For more information or to get a team sign-up sheet, posters and other supplies, contact Susan Andersen at 847-951-8472 or Ann Prophett at 608-558-2164.

The Monroe CROP Hunger Walk website is another source of information. It can be found at