College Boosts CROP Hunger Walk Success

College Boosts CROP Hunger Walk Success

11/20/2013 

Donations still are trickling in from October’s annual CROP Hunger Walk, an event that saw more than three-quarters of its walkers come from SUNY Cortland.

The Oct. 20 walk has raised $9,540 so far, with $4,700 coming from the College community, especially students associated with Greek organizations. SUNY Cortland’s contributions are up more than $600 from last year despite fewer walkers because of a breast cancer awareness event the same day that drew many sorority members.

“The participation of the SUNY Cortland community, particularly the Greek organizations’ membership, has grown consistently over the past several years,” said Jim Miller, a lecturer in the College’s History Department and a lead organizer of local CROP Hunger Walk efforts. “For this, we are grateful.”

Cortland-area food pantries and feeding programs will receive 25 percent of the funds raised by the event. The Church World Service sponsors more than 1,600 similar walks across the U.S. and has raised nearly $4 million for food banks and other similar programs across the country.

Several campus groups will receive plaque recognition for their contributions in 2013. They include the Theta Chi fraternity, the “Introduction to Adolescence Education: Social Studies” class and the COR 101 “Yes We Can” team.


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