Tucson residents walk for hunger relief

Tucson residents walk for hunger relief

CREATED Nov. 4, 2012

Reporter: Cory Marshall

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson residents of all ages gathered at Reid Park in support of hunger relief, an international issue.

Sunday, walkers took to park sidewalks for the Tucson CROP Hunger Walk. Funds raised from the walk will be used to provide food, water and resources for those in need.

"We've lived in Africa for about 11 years. We've seen the need there and we've seen that a little bit goes a long way," said Betty Lu Holland, event organizer. 

International development and relief was another mission during Sunday's event. The walk also benefits the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and the Casa Maria Soup Kitchen.

Longtime walk supporter, Peggy Andrews can no longer participate in the walk. Her father aided in the organization when it first started in 1947. Then, CROP was designed to help Midwest farmers share their grain with World War II families in Europe and Asia. 
"It's important that we work through the community food bank, through CROP [and] through Feeding America. It's not just here in Tucson. I'm very aware if hunger issues globally," Andrews said.