In April, 1979 Fulton hosted its first CROP Walk for Hunger with a 10 mile walk around Lake Neahtawanta. That walk became one of many for the Fulton community and this year on October 2nd Fulton is holding its 25th CROP Walk for Hunger. Monies raised in its first walk totaled over $6000 with 350 walkers. This year the goal is $10,000 and 150 walkers.
Looking to make a difference in these trying times, the Fulton CROP Hunger Walk committee hopes to alleviate hunger and poverty here in our community and around the world. A portion of the funds (25%) raised here in Fulton will go to the SNAP program and four area food pantries located at Believer’s Chapel, Dexterville Community Services, Oswego County Catholic Charities and.Salvation Army.
The sponsoring agency, Church World Service uses the rest of the monies to reach out to the world and aid in disaster relief, refugee resettlement, and self help initiatives around the globe so people can build their own community wells and have the resources to improve their lives. CROP Walks also play a role in the United Sates helping communities ravaged by floods and tornadoes, most recently the hurricanes that hit our eastern seaboard and flooded parts of the southern tier.
As Fulton celebrates its 25th CROP Hunger Walk everyone in the community is encouraged to join in the celebration and walk with their friends, neighbors and area business community to make a difference “One Step at a Time”. The walk begins at 1 pm from the Fulton Municipal Building and offers a choice of a Golden
Mile or a 5 Kilometer walk.
For more information about the Fulton CROP Hunger Walk, contact your local church or Lois Mirabito at 593-2731 or [email protected]