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CROP Hunger Walk set for Sunday in Schuylkill Haven

Organizers of Schuylkill Haven’s CROP Hunger Walk remind readers that the fundraiser is taking place Sunday, Oct. 2. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Council’s Food Pantry, with the parking entrance at 110 W. Market St.

The event is being organized by Schuylkill Haven and Vicinity Churches. Visit to sign up, sponsor a team or learn more.

Participants in the CROP Hunger Walk are raising money to help fight hunger while walking in solidarity with people around the world who are walking for food, water and firewood each day.

Organizers note that 690 million people in the world suffer from chronic hunger, including up to 42 million people in the United States, and up to 60% of people living with hunger are women.

Hunger is on the rise globally due to COVID-19, with 250 million peopling face life-threatening food shortages, up from 150 million before the pandemic.

Meanwhile 258 million children around the world lack access to primary education, and because of the pandemic, 20 million more secondary school girls could be permanently out of school.

Globally, some 2.2 billion people do not have safe drinking water, 4.2 billion do not have safely managed sanitation services, and 3 billion lack basic handwashing facilities.

Schuylkill Haven and Vicinity Churches are raising money to fight hunger. If you would like to help, please talk to one of them.

Source: Berkshire mont

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