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42nd annual CROP Hunger Walk to be held this weekend

The community’s 42nd annual walk to fight hunger, the CROP Hunger Walk, is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday.

Organized walks will be held in four communities: the Greater Williamsport walk will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 142 Market St.; the Trout Run walk will start at noon at Trout Run Park; the Hughesville/Muncy walk will be held at 12:30 p.m. at Lime Bluff Park, 461 Elm Drive, Hughesville; and the Quiggleville walk will be held at 1 p.m. at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 1877 St Michaels Road, Quiggleville.

As with many events held in the pandemic, the walk will be a hybrid event. Many will gather, with social distancing and with masks, and others will choose to walk individually.

Walkers are encouraged to walk 3, 6 or 9 miles. Because of the coronavirus, individuals or congregations may wish to walk on their own instead, and are welcome to do that this Sunday or another day this autumn.

To date, Lycoming County has raised over $1 million to help stop hunger. Last year, $10,626 was raised.

CROP Walk materials may be found at www.crophungerwalk.org/williamsportpa. Participants may also sign up at one of the structured walks.

Funds raised are used to fight hunger in our community and throughout the world. Of the money raised, 25% stays in the community and is distributed equally among the New Love Center in Jersey Shore, the Sonlight House of Muncy, United Churches Food Pantry and West End Christian Community Center.

The other 75% is distributed by Church World Service nationally and internationally to help people who are hungry.

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