Today is September 17, 2019; the
Our area is about to engage in a huge community effort to fight hunger. After determining that Crop Walk no longer met the needs of our area, a team of dedicated area hunger leaders have been meeting and planning a new walk that would focus more on meeting local needs, but still offer opportunity to reach out to the hungry at other levels. As a result of their work, a non-profit, 501(c)( 3 ) organization called the Coulee Region Hunger Walk, Inc. has been established with the goal of hosting a yearly walk/run. Their mission statement – “We Walk With Our Neighbors to End Hunger” – echoes the group’s desire to join resources and the efforts of area community organizations and churches in addressing the issue of hunger.
Congregation Sons of Abraham is one of the founding sponsors of the Coulee Region Hunger Walk.
The first Coulee Region Hunger Walk/Run is scheduled for Sunday, October 13th. The walk/run will begin and end at the Myrick Park Main Shelter in La Crosse. Registration will begin at noon along with music and games. There will be a sendoff at 12:45 with the run/walk starting at 1:00 pm. Following the walk there will be food and drawings for raffle prizes. Each walker will be given tickets for a chance to win prizes.
The planning committee is requesting at least a $20 pledge for each walker. WAFER and Hunger Task Force will each receive 35% of funds raised. The remaining 30% will go to any other non-profit food relief program of the walker’s choice. An option will be Share the Bounty, sponsored by CCFA (Compassionate Community Faith Alliance), the interfaith coalition that CSOA supports.
We are hoping many CSOA members will take part in this local event to address hunger in our community.