The 23rd annual Interfaith Hunger Walk steps off at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 from Our Lady Queen of Angels School, at Jamboree Road and East Bluff Drive in Newport Beach. Hundreds of walkers from different faiths, age groups and walks of life will walk along the beautiful Upper Newport Bay, according to Bob Johnston, the lead organizer. There will be live music, games, food, drinks and prizes awarded at the end of the 4K/7K walk.
A quarter of the proceeds from the walk will benefit local organizations, including Share Our Selves Jewish Family Services, O.C. Interfaith Shelter, Catholic Worker and Stand Up For Kids. Crop Walker can designate their gifts to other approved international hunger-fighting agencies such as the American Joint Jewish Distribution Committee, CARE, Lutheran World Relief, Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, World Relief and other agencies.
High school students can receive community service hours for participating in the walk. You can download walk materials or make a donation at http://www.cropwalkonline.org. For more information, contact Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org.