Central New York's largest community effort to fight hunger, here at home and around the world, is underway.
CROP Hunger Walks raise money to fight hunger by contributing to food pantries and Meals on Wheels programs. 25% of the money raised stays here in Central New York. Church World Service uses the rest for global anti-famine projects.
Doug Anderson, who coordinated CROP Walks in Upstate New York for over 30 years, has retired, but he's back this fall, coordinating local walks--a continuing commitment.
You can get involved by walking--call 458-8535 for information (888-297-2767 outside the Syracuse area)You can also sign up online: www.crophungerwalk.orgOr, you can support church or school groups already signed up, with your pledges.
Here are this year's walks:
October 6 (Sunday) ~Fulton Municipal Building, 1pm~Hamilton First Baptist Churck, 1pm~Moravia Christ Methodist 12:30pm~Pulaski: Haldane Center, 12:45pm
October 13 (Sunday)~Chittenango: St. Paul's Episcopal 1pm~Minoa-Kirkville-Bridgeport: Erie Canal Park, Kirkville, 11:30am~Syracuse North/Baldwinsville: Onondaga Lake Park by Salt Museum, 1pm
October 19 (Sunday) ~Auburn: St. Alphonsus Parish Center, 9:30am
October 20 (Sunday)~Aurora United Ministry, 1pm~Canastota: St. Agatha's Catholic 1pm~Cazenovia: St. Peter's Episcopal, noon~Cicero: Plank Road Prk, 12:30pm~Jordan-Elbridge: Elbridge White Church, 1:30pm~Marcellus First Presbyterian, 12:45pm~Oneida First Presbyterian, 1:30pm~Oswego/Mexico: Oswego YMCA Armory, 1pm~Phoenix Public Library, 1pm~Pompey-Fabius: Fabius Christian Church 1pm~Skaneateles YMCA 12:30pm~Syracuse/Downtown: Plymouth Church 1pm~Syracuse/East: DeWitt Community Church 1pm~Syracuse/West: Fairmount Community Church 12:30pm~Tully United Community Church, 12:30pm