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      Community members take to pavement to stomp out world hunger

      The walk is sponsored by Church World Services and the goal of the 10K is to make sure that the less fortunate in the community get the food, water, and shelter that they need.

      Hundreds of walkers hit the streets on Sunday with a mission to end world hunger, one step at a time.

      Sunday marked the 33rd Annual Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty (CROP) Walk in Traverse City, where area churches came together at the Grand Traverse Civic Center to shine light on hunger around the world.

      The walk is sponsored by Church World Services and the goal of the 10K is to make sure that the less fortunate in the community get the food, water, and shelter that they need.

      "There's a lot of poverty and need not only in this area, but world wide, and we're all very committed to reducing that poverty and assisting the folks that need the help," said one of the organizers, Carol Hockin.

      Proceeds from the walk go towards fighting hunger all over the world. 25-percent will go to food pantries in Leelanau and Grand Traverse Counties.