York County's 50th annual CROP Hunger Walk taking place on Sunday

Logan Hullinger
York Dispatch
The Stewartstown Area CROP Hunger Walk was held on October 21 with Stewartstown Presbyterian Church as the starting and ending point. A total of 39 Walkers and support staff raised $3,192 through this CROP Hunger Walk. These funds help end hunger and poverty through long-term sustainable approaches to significantly reduce hunger. One-fourth of the collected funds will support the food pantry of Mason-Dixon Community Services in Delta. All participants and supporters are to be commended for their commitment to making a difference! submitted

York County residents will continue the annual fundraising tradition of walking to help address world hunger on Sunday with the 50th CROP Hunger Walk.

Since the event's inception in 1979, faith leaders and community members have walked to raise money to assist the hungry. This year, on Sunday, Oct. 13, participants will raise money for the York County Food Bank and the Church World Service.

Organizers have set a goal to bring in 1,200 participants in hopes of raising $50,000. The Rev. Roger and Silvia Burtner have agreed to match the money raised.

There will be four starting locations for the walk, all of which will end in Continental Square before a celebration in front of the York County Administrative Building. Participants must sign in by 1:30 p.m., and the walks will begin at 2 p.m.

The four starting locations are:

  • St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 839 W. Market St.
  • St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 947 N. George St.
  • Fourth United Methodist Church, 1067 E. Market St.
  • St. Paul Lutheran Church, 25 W. Springettsbury Ave.

Those interested in registering for the walk or donating can do so here. 

— Logan Hullinger can be reached at lhullinger@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @LoganHullYD.