Our treasurer, Sara Swijter, reports that we have surpassed the $100,000 fundraising mark adding CROP Walk #39 to the streak we've created since the year 2000. Twenty years of raising over $100,000 in a row. We are truly grateful for everyone in our CROP Circle of Caring. This includes our committee members adults and teen leaders, our sponsors, our volunteers, participants from area faith groups and community organization, schools, and individuals who all believe that we can make a difference in the lives of those facing food insecurity and extreme poverty. Those we reach out to are in our own local communities and using the services of our 15 local partner programs or getting much needed food from the two dozen pantries that received food from our food collection. Many live in communities across our country, in other countries, and benefit from the work of programs through Church World Service Global.
We're getting closer everyday to matching last year's total of $104,000 and we hope with donations open through Dec. 31st that we'll beat that goal as we did our food collection goal which brought in 17,000 lbs. of food or our local pantries.
Please think of CROP this week for #GIVING TUESDAY. Just a donation of the price of one cup of coffee, or a soda will help if we all do it. Drink a glass of water instead and donate $5.00