EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)- Hundreds of people walked and rallied at Carson Park Sunday to help raise awareness and money for international and local hunger relief efforts.
Dozens of Crop Walks were held this weekend in the Chippewa Valley and across the country.
Crop stands for communities responding to overcome poverty.
Participants of all ages had the option to walk a 1, 3 or 5 mile route through Eau Claire.
Twenty five percent of the money raised goes to the Feed My People Food Bank and 75% goes to Church World Service, a hunger fighting organization.
“Right in our own community there are people who struggle with having enough food. The whole purpose is to bring attention to issues surrounding hunger,” walk coordinator Sara Bryan said.
In addition to the walk in Eau Claire, Menomonie also held its crop walk this weekend with 25 percent of the proceeds going to the Stepping Stones food pantry.