Fairborn Daily Herald
FAIRBORN — The CROP Walk aims to raise money to fight hunger in Fairborn and around the world.
The CROP Walk raised $1514.84 in 2015 for the Fairborn FISH Food Pantry. This year, its goal is to raise $1800.00. To reach this goal, CROP Walk officials need individuals and organizations to participate in this community event. The 2016 Fairborn CROP Walk to fight hunger will be held on Sunday, Oct. 9.
The 2016 CROP Walk planning meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 at the First Baptist Church, 1167 Highview. Individuals or a representative of organizations are invited to attend this planning meeting and to become involved in the CROP Walk.
Twenty five percent of all funds raised on CROP Walks are returned to the Fairborn FISH Food Pantry. The remaining 75 percent can be designated to any one of eighteen international hunger-fighting agencies. Any undesignated funds go to help support the worldwide programs of the Church World Services.
The Fairborn FISH Food Pantry provided 6,637 orders of food in 2015 which fed 22,302 residents of Fairborn and Bath Township. In the months of April through June 2016, officials have seen an increase in families served over the same time period last year. Officials need your help to maintain the current level of services.
If you have any questions on the CROP Walk, call Bob Andes, at (937) 581-1239.
Story courtesy of CROP Walk officials.