Step forward for annual hunger walk in Red Hook

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A five-mile walk through Red Hook with your family and friends this weekend could help make a difference in other people’s lives.

The Northern Dutchess CROP Hunger Walk, on Sunday, Oct. 14, is organized by a group of 11 Rhinebeck and Red Hook churches working with the Church World Service agency. They have set a goal of 125 walkers and hope to raise $15,000 to help stop hunger and poverty here in the area and around the world, through self-help initiatives.

A portion of the funds raised here will go to the Dutchess County Community Action Agency food pantry in Red Hook, and five other Red Hook and Rhinebeck pantries. Last year, 75 walkers raised nearly $10,000.

This year, Red Hook joins some 2,000 cities and towns nationwide in interfaith community CROP Hunger Walks around the theme “Ending hunger one step at a time.”

The walk begins at the Red Hook Recreation Park Pavilion at 1pm, with registration at 12:30pm. For more information, call 845-758-5779 or simply join in.

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