2022 CROP Hunger Walk partners with Feeding Southwest Virginia for annual event

Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 10:23 PM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - This is the 39th year that the “CROP Hunger Walk” will be a part of the Roanoke Valley. Each year, an organization is chosen to receive a portion of the money raised through a grant.

This year, that recipient is Feeding Southwest Virginia. The organization will receive 25% of the total money raised for the October 9 event.

Feeding Southwest Virginia has already decided the money will go toward helping operations at its Community Solutions Center. Those operations help get hundreds of meals out to kids in Southwest Virginia every day.

In an effort to raise awareness for families in need and what the walk does to help, both organizations are getting the word out now.

”I think all of us are looking for a way to make a difference in this world. That at different times we have been helped and so often we want to give back and so this is one opportunity to do it,” said Janet Chisom, coordinator of the Roanoke Valley CROP Hunger Walk.

“That’s what’s really amazing about doing this job and being here, is that you know that what you’re doing every single day matters. You know that every single time you do anything, you raise any amount of funds, you have any amount of food coming in, you do anything at all, you do it for the people of Southwest Virginia and so we want to make sure they get what they need,” said Wes Childress, director of marketing and communications at Feeding Southwest Virginia.

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