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A reflection from award-winning author Julia Alvarez, honorary chair of the CROP Hunger Walk in Middlebury, Vermont.>>


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World Food Day: Much done, more to do

The 1.02 billion undernourished people in the world live in different places and have different faces. One characteristic they share, though, is their extreme vulnerability in the face of high food prices, a struggling global economy, the challenge of adjusting to climate change and public policies that harm rather than help them. Read more.


Asian disasters and Kenyan drought stretch resources

Church World Service is responding to a series of rolling disasters that occurred in quick succession: earthquakes and typhoons in Asia that killed hundreds and left thousands homeless. At the same time, we are responding to equally critical needs caused by food crises throughout the world, including a drought in Kenya. Read more.

Coffee, tea and English, too!

Social isolation is a problem that plagues many older refugees resettling to the United States. Inability to speak English especially limits their ability to go out by themselves for shopping or other errands. One CWS refugee resettlement affiliate has developed a heartwarming win-win way solution. Read more.


Step by step, around the world:  From Vermont to the Dominican Republic

Author Julia Alvarez said she was delighted to be the honorary chair for the October 4 CROP Hunger Walk in her community of Middlebury, Vt. "We are walking today, participating in creating a different kind of world, a world where we feed each other," Alvarez told Middlebury walkers. "We save ourselves by saving each one another." Read more.

Quad Cities CROP Hunger Walk broadens community involvement

Now in its 38th year, this fall was the first time the Quad Cities CROP Hunger Walk involved the local Muslim community. About 640 participants walked the six-mile route that began in Davenport, Iowa, and crossed the Mississippi River to Rock Island, Illinois, on Oct. 4. About 20 of the walkers were from the Muslim community. Read more.

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