Club gives $508.73

Sue Fleming, The Freer Press

The Rotary Club of Freer pesented a check totalling $508.73 as a donation to the Freer CROP Walk held last fall in Freer benefitting the Freer Food Bank.

A letter from the Rev. John L. McCullough, Church World Service Executive Director, was also included with the check, commending the commitment and compassion that was displayed by Freer's CROP Walk volunteers, walkers and donors in the effort to stop hunger and poverty in the community.

"Each year some 2,000 communities across the United States reach out in partnership to poor and hungry people, here and in more than 80 countries around the world and they take advantage of an option unique to CROP Walks - they elect to share up to 25 percent of what they raise with effective local hunger-fighting agencies such as yours," McCullough said.

Christian Rural Overseas Program (CROP) was formed in 1947 to help feed the hungry throughout the world. Last year more than $4 million went to local agencies to help alleviate hunger and poverty in the United States, he said.

The check reflects the portion of the CROP Walk income to date.

If additional funds are received from the CROP Walk, a second check will be forthcoming to the organization, McCullough noted.