A grassroots, hunger-fighting fundraiser — that dates back more than 45 years — drew members of the Viatorian Community, both as a way to participate in the worldwide initiative, and to impact local food pantries, as well.IMG_3901

Members of the Arlington Heights/Chicago Region turned out Oct. 18 for the Northwest Community CROP Hunger Walk, which attracted walkers from all faith denominations to gather at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Prospect Heights, IL.

Viatorians included Associates Faith Dussman, Donna Schwarz, Joan Sweeney and Patty Wischnowski, and Br. Michael Gosch, CSV, who serves as coordinator of justice, peace and integrity of creation initiatives for the Viatorian Community.

The 5K trek took walkers through the surrounding neighborhoods  as a way to heighten awareness about worldwide — and local — hunger, and raise money for hunger-fighting development efforts.IMG_3904

Money is still coming in, but one day after the walk, more than $12,000 had been raised by Northwest suburban faith communities and churches.