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College Supports 2016 CROP Hunger Walk

College Supports 2016 CROP Hunger Walk


With donations still coming in, October’s annual CROP Hunger Walk was a successful event that saw more than 90 percent of its walkers come from SUNY Cortland.

The Oct. 23 walk has raised over $10,000 so far, with more than $6,000 coming from the College community, especially students associated with Greek organizations.

“We are grateful for the continued involvement of the SUNY Cortland community,” said Jim Miller, a lecturer in the College’s History Department and a lead organizer of local CROP Hunger Walk efforts. “The Greek organizations’ membership continues to grow and their participation is invaluable.”

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 received plaque recognitions for their contributions. Four groups return as fundraising leaders. They include:

SUNY Cortland softball team - $1,695

Theta Chi fraternity - $613

Interfaith Crew - $625

Val Widdall’s COR 101 Class,
the VALiant Educators End Hunger - $504