CROP Walk raises money for food pantries


Herald News Report

FAIRBORN – CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty. For more than 35 years, organizations and individuals have walked in the Fairborn CROP Walk to raise money for the Fairborn FISH food pantry and for hunger fighting organizations around the world through Church World Service.

In the 2015 Fairborn CROP Walk, eight organizations participated in the walk. Together they raised pledges of $5,609 with more expected when the final pledges are turned in. This means at least $1,402 will come back to the Fairborn FISH Food Pantry. In these tough economic times, that money will give food to hungry Fairborn families. The remaining $4,207 will be used by Church World Service and other Hunger Agencies to help people around the world.

Fifty eight walkers from the following organizations participated: Fairborn United Methodist Church – 16, First Baptist Church of Fairborn – 20, First Presbyterian Church of Fairborn – 5, Saint Christopher’s Episcopal Church – 3, Yellow Springs United Methodist Church – 9, Indiana U. E. Nursing – 2, Light of Christ Lutheran Church – 2 and Abiding Christ – 1.

Organizers appreciate everyone’s efforts, but wishes to recognize some folks who have went above and beyond in the number of years they have walked and the amounts of money they have collected for the 2015 Fairborn CROP Walk: Esther Lloyd, 32 years, $1,327, Darrel Leister, 24 years, $1,165, Diane Cannon, 27 years, $625 and Fred Cannon, one year, $330.

CROP Walk organizers ask that participants collect their pledges and turn them in as soon as possible so this money can begin to help people all over the world. If individuals would like to donate or would like more information, contact Bob Andes 937-878-8629. Next year’s CROP Walk will take place Oct. 9, 2016.

Submitted photo Bob Andes, who helped organize the CROP Walk. photo Bob Andes, who helped organize the CROP Walk.

Herald News Report compiled by Whitney Vickers.

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