The 37th annual Mini-Cassia CROP Hunger Walk will be Saturday, September 11th, at Riverside Park in Heyburn. All ages are welcome to participate free of charge and pre-packaged refreshments will be provided after the Walk. Please arrive by 10:15 a.m. in order to register for the Walk, which will begin at 10:30 a.m. We encourage all participants to dress for the weather and to follow social distancing guidelines recommended by the CDC.
What does CROP Hunger Walk stand for? “CROP” is an acronym for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty. Participants in the Walk include members of several LDS Stakes, local churches, and community organizations. Together as a Mini-Cassia community we raise awareness and collect donations, which helps selected local charities and provide funds to CWS (Church World Service) to help with national/global aid, including disaster relief, and food scarcity, sustainable agriculture and safe drinking water programs.
25% of the total donations collected in the Mini-Cassia area stay in the community. This year’s recipients of donations are the Hope Community Food Pantry in Paul, Open Hearts Food Pantry in Rupert, Minidoka Senior Center in Rupert, and the Golden Heritage Senior Center in Burley.
For more information about the Walk or making a donation, contact co-chairs Colleen Parkin (208-431-0569) or Barbara Ward (208-678-4490) or one of the steering committee members, Brenda Bailey, Rita Ramsey, Tammy Young, Mary Zarybnisky, or Tom Clayville. To donate online, you can go at https://events.crophungerwalk.org/2021/event/burleyid