Salisbury Press

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

40th annual Crop walk to start at St. Timothy’s

Friday, September 20, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The 40th annual Greater Allentown CROP Hunger Walk, locally sponsored by The Lehigh Conference of Churches, will be held Oct. 13, with registration at 1 p.m. and the walk starting at 1:30 p.m., at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown, for a five-mile loop, with rest stops along the way, that will join the Allentown Halloween Parade.

An accessible “Golden Mile” will be held in the neighborhood around St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church.

One quarter of proceeds will be shared between the Lehigh Conference of Churches’ Ecumenical Soup Kitchen and the Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank.

In 2018, the walk raised nearly $30,000 to help The Lehigh Conference of Churches serve more than 20,000 meals and the Allentown Ecumenical Food Bank provide food for 20,000.

Nonperishable food items will be collected at the walk by the Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank. Needed canned items include: tuna, beans, vegetables, fruit, soup, peanut butter, rice, cereal, pasta and sauce.

The walk is one of 1,000 CROP Hunger Walks held in the United States, with an estimated participation of 100,000 of all ages, faiths and backgrounds raising millions for emergency response to floods and disasters and hunger relief and hunger prevention programs.