The 17th annual CROP Walk was not as great a success as the past four years when we raised almost $70,000 each year and Fallbrook was number one on the West Coast. Nationwide there are nearly 2,000 walks. We still ranked in the top 25 by raising $48,000.
Christ The King did a great job of raising $17,513. The Fallbrook Food Pantry received $12,000. In the past, the Pantry helped about 30 recipients per day. Today that figure is almost 100 per day.
Over the last decade, there has been great progress in fighting hunger worldwide. Even so, during the last year, an additional 100 million people were driven into the ranks of the chronically hungry, due to higher prices for food.
I want to thank all of you who walked and raised funds for this worthy cause. Three hundred thirty-one people walked and well over one thousand contributed, helping to reduce the over 25,000 children who die each day of hunger-related causes.
I am looking for someone to assist me in next year’s 18th walk and provide new ideas. Please contact me at (760) 728-3036.