Eugene (KMTR) – Many feet were moving at Alton Baker Park Sunday at the annual CROP Hunger Walk.
The walk was one of several happening all over the county to raise awareness of hunger on both a local and a global scale. The walk also raises money to fight the problem directly.
Each participant in the Eugene walk collected money for the walk, which was then donated to FOOD for Lane County. The money helps the agency provide emergency food boxes and hot meals at meal sites.
“It's a basic right,” said Karen Edmonds, FFLC Programs & Services Director. “We believe everyone has a right to have access to food. And we're so fortunate to live in a community where people share that belief.”
Edmonds says the need for food donations has seen a spike recently, but luckily, so has the awareness.
The Eugene event raised about $20,000.