Each year we join other local churches in our community in the annual Lockport CROP Walk. We walk to help raise awareness and funds to fight hunger. (CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty).
Last year we started at the First Congregational Church, walked down to the Canal, through neighborhoods, to the track at Dellwood Park and returned to the First Congregational Church.
Hunger strikes people everywhere – in our own neighborhoods, congregations, states, nation, and world. Many people are one paycheck away from needing assistance from a local food pantry. In recent years, hunger has struck much closer to home.
CROP Walks raise money for local food pantries, provide funds for emergency relief when disaster strikes, supports grassroots development, and aids refugees and displaced persons locally, nationally, and internationally. Twenty-five percent of all donations we collect go to the local F.I.S.H Food Pantry (F.I.S.H.). The remaining donations will to Church World Services programs.
The next Lockport CROP Walk is scheduled in October 2014.
How Can you Participate?
You Can Walk! Pick up for your CROP Walker Envelope and start gathering your sponsors.
You Can Raise Money! Sign up for your CROP Walker Envelope today and start gathering your sponsors. You can also raise money online at www.churchworldservice.org/goto/COGTeam2010.
You Can Sponsor the CROP Walk Team! You can write a check payable to CWS/CROP and deposit your check in the CROP Walk envelope in the Welcome Room. You can also make an online donation at http://www.churchworldservice.org/goto/COGTeam2010.