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CROP Walk works to fight hunger

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- World hunger, it's a growing issue, and Sunday dozens of people ran and walked around Yakima to raise awareness.

This was the 23rd year of the annual CROP Walk.
"CROP" stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty and joins together folks from around the Yakima Valley.
The walk acts as a fundraiser, raising money for food security and the fight against hunger.

Organizers say it's also a way for the community to come together.

"It raises awareness of the ongoing fight against famines across the globe and it builds community locally," said Eric Anderson, one of the event organizers.

A quarter of the money raised also goes to support 107 House in Yakima, an emergency service outreach program.