The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

September 12, 2013

CROP Hunger Walk to be held Oct. 6 in Lewisburg


The Daily Item

— LEWISBURG — On Oct. 6, walkers will gather at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on South Fourth Street in Lewisburg to support the CROP Hunger Walk. Registration for the walk will begin at 1:30 p.m. after which participants will walk a 5K route through the Borough of Lewisburg. A supporting walk will wind around the halls and grounds of Riverwoods Retirement Community on Sept. 29.

Looking to make a difference in these trying times, the Lewisburg Area Council of Churches CROP Hunger Walk will sponsor the 36th annual walk to help stop hunger and poverty here in our community and around the world, through self-help initiatives. A portion of the funds raised here in Lewisburg will go to local food projects. In 2012 the meal programs of these local ministries shared in the funds raised by CROP Hunger Walk: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, First Presbyterian Church, the Donald Heiter Community Center, and Eastern Union County Supplemental Food Program.

This year, Lewisburg and some 2,000 cities and towns nationwide are joining together in interfaith community CROP Hunger Walks around the theme “Ending hunger one step at a time.” Many of the CROP Walkers will be wearing stickers and carrying signs, proclaiming their solidarity with the millions of neighbors around the world who have to walk to live — as well as with the millions served by local food pantries, food banks, and meal sites here in the U.S.

Haiti is one part of the world where CROP Hunger Walks are making a big difference. In the aftermath of the killer earthquake, Church World Service was there with much-needed emergency assistance. With the recovery effort in full swing, CWS is helping families and communities to rebuild homes, food supplies and livelihoods.

CROP Hunger Walks also play a role in the U.S., helping communities ravaged by floods and tornadoes to recover.

For more information about the Lewisburg Area Council of Churches CROP Hunger Walk, contact Jan Temple at (570) 524-4877 or Alice Marquart  at (570) 522-0973, or find more information, donate and register at www.cropwalk.org.