FAIRBORN — The 2017 Fairborn CROP Walk, which is aimed to to fight hunger in Fairborn and around the globe, is slated for Sunday, Oct. 8.
An organizational meeting to highlight the event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17 at First Baptist Church, 1167 Highview Drive. Individuals or representatives of organizations are invited to attend the planning meeting and to become involved in the CROP Walk.
The CROP Walk raised $1559.50 in 2016 for the Fairborn FISH Food Pantry. The goal this year is to raise $1800. To reach this goal, CROP Walk organizers are asking individuals and organizations to participate in the community event. Twenty five percent of all funds raised on CROP Walks are returned to the Fairborn FISH Food Pantry while the remaining 75 percent is designated to any one of 18 international hunger-fighting agencies.
Undesignated funds help support the worldwide programs of the Church World Services. For questions on the CROP Walk, call Walk Coordinator Bob Andes at 937-581-1239.