Sometimes the troubles of the world seem so overwhelming that there is just nothing you can do about them. But in October, you can make a dent in world hunger by taking part in the annual CROP Hunger Walk at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, 2323 Como Ave. W.

In the 20 years of its existence, CROP Hunger Walks have raised more than $294 million to fight world hunger, with nearly 2,000 communities taking part each year. The walks are community based, interfaith and benefit both world and local programs. Twenty-five percent of the proceeds stay in the community. Last year nearly 20 St. Paul churches raised more than $20,000. This year’s goal is $30,000, with the local money going to the Department of Indian Work food shelf at the St. Paul Area Council of Churches.

Walkers will meet at the church for registration at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12. The walk will begin at 1:30 p.m. Participants may walk 2.5 miles or 5 miles on a clearly marked route. You can walk with friends if you don’t have a church affiliation, and if you don’t feel up to walking, you can contribute by buying books at the church book sale before or after the walk. (All proceeds will go to CROP.)

For more information go to or Shelley Weiss at 651-206-4557 or at

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