Join the College Hill Team–Support the Dayton CROP Hunger Walk October 4

Hunger rages on in our nation and world during the corona-virus pandemic. That makes the life-giving work of Church World Service and the Dayton Foodbank more vital than ever, as they combat poverty and hunger among our neighbors near and far.
Our Dayton Area CROP Hunger Walk, focused on Sunday, October 4, will be all-virtual in 2020. While we will miss walking together on the pleasant paths of our Metro Parks, we can be creative this year while observing the applicable social distancing and mask requirements. You make your own choices how best to observe the walk. Here are some ideas:

Take a mini-walk around our church or neighborhood that first October weekend (I plan to walk around the block at College Hill after worship on October 4. You’re welcome to join me, masked and socially-distanced!)
 Walk from your home with signs and CROP shirts, recording the walk on social media
 Organize a week of hunger reflections, ending with a gathered, socially-distanced walk alone or with others on Oct. 4
 Take part in a “spirit walk” if you feel you can’t actually walk safely right now
 What’s your creative idea? Find great suggestions and resources for virtual walks at

The first thing to do: register yourself as a member of the College Hill team online at Make a donation yourself, then invite family members and friends to sponsor you with secure online donations. Use social media to spread the word that you’re making a difference along with hundreds of others in faith communities throughout the Miami Valley. I hope our College Hill team will include all ages, and will welcome first-time walkers as well as our veteran participants. The key is for everyone to get registered online to make contributing simple and safe for our sponsors.

If you don’t plan to walk but want to sponsor one or more College Hill walkers or the whole team, use this link to make a secure online payment:

Donations by check (made out to CWS/CROP) or cash are also welcome. Contact me to arrange for ways I can receive your gift. I will be glad to gather checks and cash on October 4 or on the Sundays around that date.
When you do celebrate the October 4 CROP Walk—by yourself or with others—check out the Dayton CROP Walk Facebook page for a “send-off” video encouraging you in your journey with and for people who are hungry. Post photos of your walk to our Dayton Area CROP Hunger Walk Facebook page:
Three-quarters of the funds raised go to Church World Service, and one-quarter stay here in Dayton for our Foodbank. Please remember: Each step you take, and each dollar you raise, is a prayer for a hunger-free world. Thank you!

Larry Hollar, 937-643-3168,