Brandon N. Sanchez
Josiah Myers, 8, is first across the starting line during the Foothills CROP Hunger Walk. Josiah helped raise close to $1,050.

As the Foothills CROP Hunger Walk began Sunday, several participants at the front of the procession grabbed gallons of water to carry on their journey around Johnston Reservoir at Clement Park.

Though the day was warm, the water was not meant to quench their thirst. Instead, it was a sign of solidarity and a symbol of the struggle that many face when trying to meet their basic survival needs.