The Cortland-area CROP Hunger Walk continues to grow in its fight against local and world hunger, thanks to the support of SUNY Cortland students.
The 24th annual event will take place on Sunday, Oct. 21, starting at Grace and Holy Spirit Church on 13 Court St. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and the walk starts at 1:30 p.m.
To register and donate, visit CROPHungerWalk.org/cortlandny.
SUNY Cortland’s athletic teams, fraternities and sororities, clubs and COR 101 students have made the Cortland-area CROP Hunger Walk a fundraising success. The students, coaches, faculty and staff who participated in last year’s walk raised $5,698 of the $8,900 that went toward fighting hunger locally and around the world.
“Almost all of last year’s participants in the walk were SUNY Cortland students,” said Jim Miller, history lecturer and the SUNY Cortland coordinator for the CROP Hunger Walk. “For the past 12 years, the SUNY Cortland community has been a major factor in the success of the walk. This provides a very visible and tangible example of the positive energy students contribute to the community.”
Twenty-five percent of the money raised at the October event will stay in Cortland and support local food pantries. CROP Hunger Walks are sponsored by Church World Service and have been held all over the world since 1969. The walks raise approximately $20 million each year, with 25 percent of donations returned to local food pantries and feeding programs in host communities.
Theta Chi will handle information and signup tables and day-of-walk registration. Blaze will be on hand to greet walkers. A local band, Rock n’ Blues, will entertain during registration. The walk will take place rain or shine just as millions must walk every day for food, fuel, and water.
For more information, contact Miller by email or at 607-753-2723.