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18th annual Fallbrook CROP Walk set for March 29

In the summer of 1947, the “Friendship Train” crossed the nation, picking up donated foodstuffs as it rolled east. This gave immeasurable promotion to the Church World Service program called CROP.

While the devastation of WW II is long gone, the savagery of war has not abated, as we see in Sudan, Sri Lanka and the Middle East. Now, six decades later, Church World Service continues to work in countries all over the world, assisting in emergencies, caring for refugees and supporting families struggling to become self-reliant.

It is an extraordinary history. And we are a part of that 60-year legacy. Though the boxcars have been replaced by walking shoes, the goal is still the same: to make a difference through Church World Service.

Besides supporting many of the 1.2 billion who live on less than $1 a day, the Fallbrook CROP Walk assists the Fallbrook Food Pantry, which provided 80,000 meals last year.

So, please support our CROP Hunger Walk this year. Be a walker, pledge your support, volunteer to help on the day of the walk – there’s something for everyone! Together we are CROP: Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty. See you March 29 at 1:30p.m. at the Fallbrook Food Pantry, 1042 South Mission Road.

For more information, please call me at (760) 728-3036.

Herman VandenBosch


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