Event coordinator Joel DeHamer said Dearborn participants are merging with the Livonia CROP Walk for the second year in a row due to lower turnout at recent walks.
"In the past we've had between 80 to 100 walkers, and that number is down significantly this year," DeHamer said.
Twenty-five percent of the money walkers receive via pledges will return to the Dearborn/Dearborn Heights communities. The remaining 75 percent will be sent to Church World Service to provide food for poor neighborhoods in the United States and other countries.
Participants at Sunday's event can choose to walk a 2-mile or 6-mile path that begins and ends at Rosedale Gardens Church.
"In my 15 years of attending the CROP Walk, weather has not been an issue," DeHamer said. "If it rains on Sunday, we'll still be out walking."
To donate to the Dearborn/Dearborn Heights CROP Walk, visit the Church World Service website and click on "find a walk," then click the donate online button.
Anyone who wants to participate or help organize the 2014 CROP Walk may contact Joel DeHamer at email@example.com, or call 313-565-0562.