Parishioners from the Federated Church in Thomaston, St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church and Thomaston Baptist Church, plus other area churches and friends, will walk for hunger locally and around the world Saturday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon.

This year’s CROP Walk (Committees Responding to Overcome Poverty) will raise money to support hunger around the block and around the world. With these resources, wells, seeds, tools and training will be provided to African farmers — mostly women. The Church World Services also gives emergency medical supplies, tents and blankets for flood victims, earthquake victims abroad and here in America. It also provides vocational farm training for indigenous communities in Latin America.

The walk will provide 25 percent of the total raised to Meals on Wheels and the Thomaston Food Pantry.

Church World Service was founded in 1946 and stands with impoverished peoples around the world as they envision and fashion a better future, nationally and internationally.

The Federated Church in Thomaston is located at 8 Hyler St.

Service/Sunday school is held at 9:30 a.m. There is ample parking behind the church where the CROP Walk will begin. The church is handicap accessible.