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CROP walk has different look

The 36th annual Bethlehem Area CROP Hunger Walk was held, virtually, Oct. 11. Due to event restrictions by Church World Service, the event’s national organizer, participants were asked to walk individually or in small groups. Unlike past years, when the event kicked off from Payrow Plaza or the HBI parking lot, this year each church team or individual chose their own route. Also, in contrast to prior years when attendence varied from 250 to 400, this year there were only 51 confirmed walkers, but they raised $10,126. Funds are used to alleviate hunger, aid refugees, and help victims of natural disaster here and around the world. One quarter of the money raised is returned to help local soup kitchens, food pantries and social agencies.

Suzanne Perry-Bachman, Carla Perry and Anyla Hanley, representing St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Fountain Hill, take their walk on Sand Island.
Chris Bosch, a 30+ year veteran of CROP Walks, representing Central Moravian, walks downtown.
PRESS PHOTOS COURTESY MATT PISZEL Elle Surowiecki (kneeling), Mazzi Paulus, Helga Rimmoneau, Cindy Kemp, Donna Mackaravitz and Matt Piszel, representing the United Proclamation of the Gospel (Light of Christ and St. Peter's Lutheran churches), walk in an east Bethlehem neighborhood.
Blake Messman, Tom Pheiffer, Deb Hepler and Pastor Dan Miller, representing Edgeboro Moravian Church, walk in the church neighborhood.
Larry Generose and Heather Busch represent Central Moravian as they walk in downtown Bethlehem.