Millions of people worldwide face food insecurity daily, including people in the DeKalb County area. The DeKalb County Sondra King Memorial CROP Hunger Walk works to change this by organizing an annual walk to raise money and help stop hunger. The CROP Hunger Walk honors Sondra King , who was a faculty member in the College of Health and Human Sciences. Many NIU student organizations and a few faculty participate in the walk and work to help raise money, particularly the organizations focused on food insecurity, such as the Student Dietetic Association (SDA) and Bread for the World. Additionally, SDA has two NIU faculty serving on the CROP board this year.
This is just one of many walks in the country that fight hunger both globally and locally. CROP Hunger Walks help to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs worldwide; however up to 25 percent of the funds raised will go towards fighting hunger in the DeKalb community. These funds are allocated towards programs such as Meals on Wheels, Safe Passage, Hope Haven and local food pantries.
If you are interested in joining the walk, it will take place on Sunday, Oct. 16, at Westminster Presbyterian Church with a pre-walk program beginning at 2:30 p.m. For more information, please visit crophungerwalk.org/dekalbil or email Martha O’Gorman at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.