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CROP Walk reports lower numbers than previous year

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Many march to fight hunger in the Rockford area on Sunday. CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty. The group looks to raise money for local food pantries.

Walkers rallied through Main Street in Roscoe displaying Stop Hunger signs hoping to raise awareness for the growing need in the region.

The walks' move to downtown was strategic in hopes that cars passing by would respond to the issue.

But the outcome of the walk wasn't all that the group had hoped for. A goal of $50,000 wasn't hit this year. Last year, the goal was lower and the turnout was greater.

Around $37,000 has been raised so far for the cause. And if you missed Sunday, there are still ways to contribute.

Follow this link to find out how: http://bit.ly/1eCW5iR.

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