Folks from Lima, Covington, York, and Mumford gathered at the Mumford church for the Valley Neighbors CROP Hunger Walk on September 24 and waited for the rain to stop.


In what has become an annual event for the Valley Neighborhood, with a break during the pandemic, “CROP Hunger Walks are community-based walk fundraising events held in cities and towns across the United States, created to support the global mission of Church World Service (CWS), a faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster.”


The rain never did stop and, despite their decision not to walk, they still enjoyed good conversation and received a total of $745. This money will be sent to CWS with 25% going locally to Southwest Ecumenical Ministries Community Services to help stock their food cupboard.