CROP Walk raises $7,000
— Cecil County’s annual CROP Walk to end hunger worldwide raised just over $7,000, according to organizers.
The walk, based in North East, took place Oct. 2. The goal is $10,000, coordinator Jeffrey L. Gillespie said. Half the money raised stays in Cecil County to benefit hungry residents, while the other half is distributed by
Church World Services to global feeding ministries. Gillespie said the global ministries includes relief efforts in areas stricken by Hurricane Matthew.
Local hunger programs that benefit from the walk include Ray of Hope Mission Center in Port Deposit, Immaculate Conception Outreach program in Elkton, Community Kitchen and the Paris Foundation in Elkton, Hope Place Soup Kitchen Ministry in Perryville and St. Mary Anne’s Food Pantry in North East.
Anyone who makes an online donation of $25 or more by Oct. 21 will receive a 2016 CROP Walk t-shirt. People can donate at www. crophungerwalk.org.
For more information, contact Gillespie via email at JGillespie@holtlogistics. com