Scanlon Named Chair Of Hunger Walk

September 18, 2017

State Rep. Sean Scanlon has been named chairman of the 18th annual Shoreline CROP Hunger Walk set for Sunday, Oct. 1.

"I am deeply honored to once again chair this important event to help end hunger in our communities,” Rep. Scanlon said. “It's sometimes easy to forget that people in our own towns are struggling and the CROP Hunger Walk is a great way for us to raise awareness.”

At 1 p.m. on Oct. 1 in Guilford, walkers from Guilford, Branford, North Branford, Killingworth and Madison will step off on a 4-mile walk to help eradicate hunger along the Shoreline and around the world.

“To date, Shoreline CROP Hunger Walk has raised $367,384 that has been used by Church World Services, the sponsors of CROP Hunger Walks, to help the 925 million people who do not have enough to eat,” said Adam Smedberg, community and congregational engagement specialist for Church World Services, “and $91,000 has been raised to help local communities where many families suffer from chronic undernourishment.”

The CROP Hunger Walks date to the late 1940s in response to war-ravaged Europe and Asia. During the 1970s and 1980s, the walks became a popular way to do community hunger appeals. Today, CROP Hunger Walks raise over $16 million annually. Each year, more than a quarter of a million walkers in almost 2,000 walks are joined by some 3 million sponsors to help stop hunger around the block and around the world.

All shoreline residents are welcome to attend and participate in the walk.

The Shoreline route:

This year, the route will be entirely within the town of Guilford with all participants walking together. The walkers will gather at Christ Episcopal Church on the Guilford Green, go right on Boston St. and right on Whitfield to Broad and up Fair St. to Boston Post Road. They will follow Boston Post and turn right on Soundview. They will follow Boston St. to South Union to Shore House Lane to Whitfield and back to the Guilford Green where post walk refreshments will be available. A shorter route is available for those who wish to participate but find 4 miles too much of a challenge.

To register online for the walk or to make a contribution, go to: www.crophungerwalk.org/guilfordct