WATSONTOWN - The Watsontown area CROP Hunger Walk will be held at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14, beginning at the Watsontown Elementary School. Walkers will have a choice to walk 2 or 5 miles.
Organized locally, the Watsontown Area CROP Hunger Walk has set a goal of 60 walkers and hopes to raise $2,000. A portion of the funds (25 percent) raised in Watsontown will go to Neighbors Helping Neighbors, a food pantry serving those in need in the Warrior Run School District part of northern Northumberland County
Last year, 49 walkers raised $1,777 in the CROP Hunger Walk. A check for $444 was given to Neighbors Helping Neighbors as the local portion. CROP is an acronym for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.
CROP Hunger Walks help to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs. From seeds and tools, to wells and water systems, to technical training and micro-enterprise loans, the key is people working together to identify their own development priorities, their strengths and their needs - something CWS has learned through some 64 years of working in partnership around the world.
This year, CROP Hunger Walks will share almost $4 million with food banks, pantries, community gardens, and other local efforts across the U.S. This support is made possible by returning 25 percent of what their Walk raises to hunger-fighting programs in their own community.
For more information about the Watsontown CROP Hunger Walk, contact Pastor Dan May at 649-5822 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.