"A charity event that always hits its stride"
By Larry B. Stammer
October 26, 2009
The Crop Hunger Walk, a national interfaith program whose feet-on-the-ground method has been emulated for many other causes, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.
Read the entire L.A. Times feature here ... including these quotes from All Saints member Betty Cole:
Betty Cole, a teacher at Pasadena's Westridge School for girls, said Crop Hunger Walks are unique. "There are plenty of other walks I participate in. But when you think about it, almost all the other walks have built-in constituencies. We all know people who have had cancer, so we will walk for an organization raising money for cancer. We have dogs, so we have walks to provide shelters for dogs."
But, she added, people who are hungry have no constituency and are unlikely to announce their impoverishment by walking for themselves.
"There's so much shame attached to being poor and hungry," Cole said. "If other people don't walk on behalf of people who are going hungry, who is going to do that?"