FRANKLIN — The annual CROP Walk for Hunger sponsored by the Church World Service will take place on Sunday, October 6 at the Franklin Falls Dam on New Hampton Road in Franklin. Registration will begin near the front gate at 1:15 p.m. The walk will officially begin at 2 p.m.
CROP which stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty and over 2,000 CROP walks are held annually throughout the United States. The Dam was chosen this year because it has a roadway on which no cars travel on Sundays, and the pavement allows strollers, wagons, and even wheelchairs to move smoothly.
The Dam also provides restrooms, a sheltered picnic area where refreshments will be served. To the Dam and back is 1.5 miles and walkers will be asked to do that twice if able.
Churches participating in the walk are the Sanbornton Congregational Church-UCC, Trinity Episcopal Church in Tilton, Tilton United Methodist Church, Franklin United Methodist Church, the Unitarian/Universalist Church of Franklin, the Franklin Baptist Church, and the Awakening Spirit Christian Church.
Walkers will designate where they wish 25 percent of their donations to go. The options for donations include the Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry-Franklin/Tilton, the First Fruits Food Pantry in Sanbornton, or to be divided equally between them. The rest of the monies raised will be used in the United States or worldwide to feed the hungry and to have food available during natural disasters.