‘CROP Hunger Harvest’ to replace 42nd annual Grand Blanc CROP walk

GRAND BLANC — The 42nd Grand Blanc CROP Hunger Walk is canceled as an event for this year until organizers have more answers about the future with COVID-19.

However, the Grand Blanc CROP Walk is being replaced by a ‘CROP Hunger Harvest’ which begins now and continues to the end of October.

Walkers from past years are raising funds online or participating in virtual walks to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to help themselves.

Seventy-five percent of the funds raised will be distributed by Church World Service in more than 80 countries, while twenty-five percent will benefit local agencies fighting hunger in our community.

FISH of Grand Blanc, Catholic Charities of Flint, Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, Genesee County Community Action Resource Department (GCCARD), and LOVE in the name of Christ will receive funds from this year’s CROP Hunger Harvest.

Everyone deserves to have enough to eat, especially children, Dotti Bornholtz, coordinator of the Grand Blanc CROP Hunger Walk, said in an email.

“Our goal is to assist as many people as we can,” she said.

Throughout October, designated Hunger Harvest month, organizers are collecting donations for people who are facing hunger as well as COVID-19.

If you would like to help, donate online at the Grand Blanc CROP Hunger Harvest/Walk site, www.crophungerwalk.org/grandblancmi or send a check to CWS/CROP with the notation “for the GB CROP Hunger Harvest” to our treasurer, Beth Purdy, 11351 Halsey Road, Holly, MI 48442. — L.R.