Crop Walk scheduled for Oct. 20
The 29th State College 5K CROP Walk will be held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 20, beginning and ending at Grace Lutheran Church at the corner of Garner Street and Beaver Avenue.
Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. There is no fee to participate in the walk, but donations are welcome.
Of the funds contributed, 75 percent go to Church World Service and other relief agencies that donors can suggest and 25 percent go to the local food bank.
The walk began in 1984 when a group of locals joined together to organize a walk to fight against hunger and poverty. Members from various congregations in the area participated to raise $10,000. Since then, the annual State College 5K CROP Walk has raised $426,000, including $30,000 in 2012.
The highest totals were raised between 2007 and 2012 despite difficult economic times. CROP Walk organizers say they believe that is a statement about the community and its willingness to help those in need.
For more information, contact Jim Campbell at (814) 237-0676 or firstname.lastname@example.org