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.