Walking to end hunger

Dozens of local Webster City residents came to Brewer Creek Park on Sunday to participate in the Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty, CROP, hunger walk.

The First Congregational United Church of Christ in Webster City hosted the event. Many other local churches were also represented.

Walk participants were asked to bring money and jars of peanut butter to donate. Of the funds donated, 75 percent will go to the international CROP program and 25 percent will go to Upper Des Moines Opportunity in Webster City.

The walk collected about 40 jars of peanut butter. The jars will be donated to the local UDMO food pantry.

This is the first CROP walk hosted in Webster City for several years. First Congregational UCC’s involvement with the Walk goes back to the 1960’s when congregation farmers let church youth gather ears of corn left on the ground after harvest. Profits from those collected loads of corn would be donated to help feed the hungry.