Susquehanna Community Will Walk to End World Hunger
Published on September 20, 2011
An estimated 150 Selinsgrove community members, including Susquehanna University students, faculty and staff, will raise money and awareness for world hunger with a CROP Hunger Walk Sept. 25. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. at the university’s Weber Chapel Auditorium, with the walk getting underway at 3 p.m. The group hopes to raise about $6,000 to support the work of Church World Service, a cooperative ministry based in Elkhart, Ind., with more than 25 regional U.S. offices.
The six-mile walk will loop from the university to the Susquehanna River and is intended to remind participants that many people around the globe have to travel significant distances for food and water. Those who wish to do a shorter walk may use several optional turnaround points along the route.
The Susquehanna event is just one of many planned in some 2,000 cities and towns nationwide aimed at "ending hunger one step at a time." 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. This year, the events will direct almost $4 million to food banks, pantries, community gardens and other local efforts across the United States, including those supporting natural disaster recovery.
For more information on the work of Church World Service, visit www.churchworldservice.org/CROP. For local information and donation collection envelopes, email Lorrie Murdock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karen M. Jones