Local food pantries receive $7,800 from Rockford Area CROP Hunger Walk
From press release
The Rev. David Jones, chairman of the Rockford Area CROP Hunger Walk, will present a $7,832.86 check to the Greater Rockford Pantry Coalition Tuesday, Sept. 1, at their board meeting, hosted by the Rock River Valley Pantry, 1080 Short Elm, Rockford.
CROP Hunger Walks across the country raise millions of dollars for Church World Service, which is a consortium of 35 denominations and communions that work together to provide domestic and overseas hunger relief.
Locally, 25 percent of the funds collected by the CROP Hunger Walk are returned to Rockford hunger programs, specifically the Greater Rockford Pantry Coalition. Last year’s Rockford Area CROP Hunger Walk raised $31,331.44, of which $7,832.86 is returned to the community.
Individual sponsors can designate the overseas portion of their funds to any major program such as Catholic Relief Services, the Red Cross, Hope International, Lutheran World Relief or others.
For more information, contact Rockford Urban Ministries, one of the many sponsors of the local walk, at (815) 964-7111.
This year’s CROP Hunger Walk is Sunday, Oct. 18, and will start and end at the Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St. The goal this year is 350 walkers raising $35,000.
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