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CROP Hunger Walk in Schuylkill Haven

This year’s CROP Hunger Walk is scheduled for Oct. 2 in Schuylkill Haven.

CROP walks are community-based fundraising events held in communities across the United States. They were created to support the mission of Church World Service, a faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster.

After a CROP Hunger Walk ends, 25% of the funds raised are returned to the host community to support local hunger fighting efforts.

The local CROP Walk supports the Schuylkill Haven Council of Churches Food Pantry, feeding about 170 area families monthly as well as providing paper products, diapers and incontinence products.

Organizers encourage people to register for the local CROP Hunger Walk, raise funds, and take us one step closer to ending hunger once and for all. More information on how to participate and donate is available at

As an alternative to walking, young people at one church have used their time at football games, soccer and cross-country races to raise funds. People can create a personal walk, walk with a few friends, run, walk the Appalachian Trail, climb the Pinnacle, or think of another way to educate people about hunger and ways to end it.

The Crop Project began in the 1940s when farmers were asked to donate food and seed crops to the hungry in post-World War II Europe and Asia. The first CROP Hunger Walks took place in 1969 and 1970. Since then, CROP Hunger Walk events have been held in hundreds of communities, large and small, raising millions of dollars to eradicate hunger and poverty.


Source: Berkshire mont

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