In celebration of two anniversaries, the annual Solanco CROP Hunger Walk is looking for 75 participants and hopes to raise $12,000.
The goal isn't much of a stretch over the amount volunteers brought in last year.
"Last year, 67 walkers raised more than $11,500 through this CROP Hunger Walk. This was the fourth largest amount raised since the Solanco CROP Walk began 40 years ago," coordinator Mary Etta Reinhart said.
Nationwide, the event raises money for hunger relief in the United States and overseas. Locally, a portion of the amount raised goes to Solanco Neighborhood Ministries' Food Bank.
This year's walk will be held at Muddy Run Park, 172 Bethesda Church Rd., Holtwood. The walk will be held on Saturday, October 19. Walkers will gather at 8:30 a.m. and the walk will begin promptly at 9 a.m.
This will also be the 50th anniversary of the national CROP Walk. The first walk was held in Bismarck, North Dakota, in 1969.
Last year, over 800 events raised over $8.3 million dollars.