Our community’s annual walk to fight hunger, the CROP Hunger Walk, is scheduled for Sunday, October 11 at 1 P.M.

As with many things in our lives, this will be a hybrid event. Many of us will gather, with social distancing and with masks and others will choose to walk individually. Walkers are encouraged to walk 3, 6 or 9 miles.

Structured opportunities will be in Hughesville, in Quiggleville, and in Trout Run. Because of the Caronavirus you or members of your congregation may wish to walk on your own instead.

This year is our 42nd walk and, to date, we have raised over 1 million dollars to help stop hunger! Last year we raised $10,626.06. We hope we can count on your congregation’s participation.

CROP Walk materials may be found at www.crophungerwalk.org/williamsportpa.   Our local information and educational material is also available from United Churches or Trinity Episcopal Church.

Thank you for doing your part to fight hunger both locally and globally. 25% of the money we raise goes to our community and is distributed equally among the New Love Center in Jersey Shore, the Sonlight House of Muncy, United Churches Food Pantry. and West End Christian Community Center.  The other 75% is distributed by Church World Service (CWS) nationally and internationally to help people who are hungry.

One of the ways CWS is changing lives is found in Paraguay where over time, as borders and fences arose, people’s freedom of movement decreased. and indigenous families had to adapt. Although honey had been in their diets for generations, the practice of raising bees is relatively new. CWS is now helping families harvest their own honey for consuming and selling for income. By the end of 2020, they hope to help 75 people take up beekeeping. It is a lifeline during these challenging times. Families are selling honey to earn income to meet basic needs.

Because of your compassion to help the less fortunate, the difference of triving and surviving is made real in many places around our world! Thank you for walking to help end hunger!

Questions? Contact Gwen Bernstine (570-322-1110 or 570-419-1464, director@uclc.org) or Ken Wagner-Pizza (570-322-0126, trinityrector@comcast.net).