Oxford Area CROP Hunger Walk will be held on Oct. 20 at Oxford Memorial Park (Route 472, Oxford). The 10- and 5-kilometer walks and a new one-mile walk begin at 1:30 pm. Check-in time at the park is 1 p.m.

Organizers have set a goal of 175 walkers, hoping to raise $20,000 to help stop hunger and poverty in our community and around the world, through self-help initiatives. A portion of the funds raised in the Oxford area will go to the food pantry of the Oxford Area Neighborhood Services Center.

Last year, 149 walkers raised $15,365. The NSC assisted 1,421 area households with food during the past year.

The Oxford area and surrounding southern Chester County communities – and some 2,000 cities and towns nationwide – are joining around the theme, "Ending hunger one step at a time.”

Haiti is one part of the world where CROP Hunger Walks have been making a difference. In the aftermath of the killer earthquake, Church World Service has been providing emergency assistance, helping families and communities rebuild homes, food supplies and livelihoods.

CROP Hunger Walks also play a role in the United States, assisting communities ravaged by floods and tornadoes.

For more information about the Oxford Area CROP Hunger Walk, or for paperwork to participate in the walk, contact Jim Sumner at 610-932-5438 or the Oxford Presbyterian Church office at 610-932-9640.