Plans Set For 45th Annual CROP Walk

Participants in the 2017 CROP Walk gather outside Somerset Presbyterian Church. (File photo).

Somerset Presbyterian Church needs the public’s help, and their feet, on Oct. 21 for the 45th annual Somerset CROP Walk for hunger sponsored by Church World Service.

Registration for the 6-mile (10-kilometer) CROP Walk will begin at 1 p.m. at the church, located at 100 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, and the walk will start at 2 p.m.  There will also be a 2-mile mini-walk.

CROP, an acronym for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty, is sponsored by Church World Service. CROP Walks are interfaith community events held nationwide to raise money and awareness for hunger. The walks symbolize the miles that many people have to walk to meet their basic needs, such as getting food or water. Each walk may designate a local hunger organization to receive 25 percent of the proceeds. The Franklin Food Bank has been chosen by the Somerset CROP Walk.

Walkers will be seeking contributions from sponsors.  Last year participants in the Somerset CROP Walk raised nearly $4,000.  Over the past 44 years Somerset walkers have raised more than $192,000.

Participants in the walk are also asked to each bring an item of nonperishable food for the Food Bank such as peanut butter or tuna.

All are welcome to participate in the Somerset CROP Walk.  Individuals as well as houses of worship and organizations are welcome to join us.

For more information, to register to walk or to make a donation, please contact the Somerset Presbyterian Church office at 732-249-8674 or visit www.crophungerwalk.org/somersetnj.


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