Friday, August 30, 2013

2013 CROP Hunger Walk Goal Set

"O God, to those who have hunger, give bread,
and to us who have bread, give the hunger for justice."

               Prayer from Latin America

      The 25th Greater Lexington CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk will be SUNDAY, SEPT. 29th beginning with registration (no fee) at 3:00 PM at Second Presbyterian Church, E. Main.  The 3.2 mile experiential Walk begins at 3:30 PM.  25% of the funds raised are given to our local God's Pantry Food Bank and 75% to Church World Service for global needs. Everyone is welcome to join us on Walk Day.

      Currently, 19 area-wide churches have committed to walking in solidarity to take a stand against the moral issues of hunger and poverty in our communities and around the world.  We were informed by Alice R. from God's Pantry at our recent Recruiter's Rally that the 2012 grant they received from our Walk enabled them to serve 27,000 ! meals to our sisters and brothers in need in Central and Eastern KY.  Our total funds raised last year---$22,444.

      Aware that our efforts DO make a difference, we are diligently working with passionate determination to reach our $30,000 goal this year!

      Our Online Donation site is now available and will be open through March 2014.

      Please review the websites of Church World Service and the God's Pantry to learn more about their programs.

      Judy Maxson, coordinator

Beaumont Presbyterian 2012 Walk Team
2013 CROP Walk Route (3.2 miles)