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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | December 21, 2010
Area churches and volunteers will try to make sure no one goes hungry this Christmas. Among them, Lifehouse Bethel and the Williamsport ministerium, a group of eight churches, will each serve a free Christmas dinner on Saturday, while volunteers from Hagerstown Community College and Food & Friends will deliver special meals to families on Wednesday. On a day marked by piles of torn wrapping paper and lavish meals, many people still go without, said Pastor David Rodriguez of Lifehouse Bethel.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | October 4, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Sisters Judy Peck, Julie Martin and Heather Blount have plans for the first Sunday of every October. "We walk every year" in the CROP Hunger Walk, Martin said. "Now our children walk. " "Our parents are here," Blount said. For more than two decades, the family has participated in the CROP Hunger Walk. The sisters were among 93 walkers who raised money and circled the Waynesboro Area Senior High School track on Sunday to fight hunger. Twenty-five percent of donations benefit local causes like The Lunch Place and New Hope Shelter, the Rev. Robert Cook said.
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By BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | February 26, 2006
bonnieb@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Twenty-nine thousand dots on long strips of paper hang on the walls and ceiling of the Otterbein Youth Ministry Building. They appear to be a colorful, but unusual decoration, not particularly related to a teen activity center. Around the large room, teens hung out drinking juice and talking with friends Saturday morning. Several spoke about not having eaten since the previous day and about the significance of the dots. The 29,000 dots represent the children who die each day worldwide from hunger and hunger-related causes.
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by TIFFANY ARNOLD | April 26, 2007
SHARPSBURG - Love will be in the air this weekend during the Antietam Women's Ensemble concert "What the World Needs Now ... . " The 30-member choir will sing 12 songs from around the world during a love-themed spring concert Saturday and Sunday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sharpsburg. And to spread some of the love, the choir's director, Georgiann Toole, said money generated at the concert will go toward local and global efforts to fight hunger. In lieu of selling tickets, the ensemble will encourage patrons to donate money as the cost of admission.
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June 26, 2008
More than 100 people gathered on a Sunday afternoon to celebrate their partnership in the 2008 Grossnickle Growing Project at a farm near Wolfsville, Md. Now in its third year, the project is supported by seven churches: Grossnickle, Hagerstown, Welty, Harmony, Beaver Creek, and Myersville Churches of the Brethren, and the Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, Middletown. The service included sharing an update of last year's program in Zambia, and an overview of the program in Democratic Republic of Congo that this year's dollars will help fund.
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October 17, 2009
Members of five Hancock churches gathered Oct. 4 at the Western Maryland Rail Trail for the annual CROP Walk to fight hunger. Churches represented included Hancock United Methodist Church, Orchard Ridge First Church of God, St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, St. Peter's Catholic Church and Hancock Presbyterian Church, whose pastor, the Rev. Carol Davis, was this year's walk coordinator.
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February 13, 2008
STATE LINE, Pa.- Teens from State Line United Methodist Church are going to go without food for 30 hours next week to get a taste of what the world's poorest children and their families face every day. The teens will take part in World Vision's 30-Hour Famine Feb. 22 and 23 by having an overnight lock-in at the church. During the event, they will learn what it's like to go without food for extended periods of time. To raise money for World Vision's efforts to fight hunger, the State Line United Methodist Youth Group will host a Valentine's Dinner for Two tonight at 5 p.m. at the church.
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October 30, 2009
Food Resources of Washington County recently received more than $11,000 from Martin's Food Markets' annual Bag Hunger campaign. Other local recipients from the campaign were the Western Maryland Food Bank, which received more than $7,000, and Loaves and Fishes of Martinsburg, W.Va., which received more than $4,000. Martin's Food Markets and Giant Food Stores will donate $500,000 to fight hunger through the Bag Hunger campaign. During the two-week in-store campaign from Sept.
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September 22, 2000
CROP walk for hunger By KATE COLEMAN / Staff Writer See also: CROP walk: If you go Have you ever been hungry? Really hungry? Not just wishing you had another piece of pizza. Not just craving a chocolate-chip cookie. continued Hungry - not enough food to eat, not enough money to afford enough food. Most Americans - 90 percent - have enough to eat. In the past few years, the number of U.S. households that experienced hunger declined by 24 percent, according to a United States Department of Agriculture report.
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November 19, 2012
More than 9,500 FFA members, advisers and guests took part in the FFA Rally to Fight Hunger, which was Oct. 24 to 26, in Indianapolis.  One million meals were packaged in 20 hours, with half of the meals staying in the Indianapolis area and half going to Haiti.  The rally was a highlight of the 85th National FFA Convention and Expo.  Working with Kids Against Hunger, a humanitarian food-aid organization, FFA members from across the nation...
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | October 7, 2012
The Waynesboro Area YMCA buzzed with activity Sunday as the doors opened for the center's annual Fun Day and the launching point for the 41st annual CROP Hunger Walk in Waynesboro. Visitors could use the climbing wall, participate in Les Mills fitness programs, take racquetball lessons, watch gymnastics and cheerleading demonstrations, have their faces painted and tour the wellness center. Several dozen people gathered outside to step off for the CROP Hunger Walk, which raises about $5,000 each year in Waynesboro.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | December 21, 2010
Area churches and volunteers will try to make sure no one goes hungry this Christmas. Among them, Lifehouse Bethel and the Williamsport ministerium, a group of eight churches, will each serve a free Christmas dinner on Saturday, while volunteers from Hagerstown Community College and Food & Friends will deliver special meals to families on Wednesday. On a day marked by piles of torn wrapping paper and lavish meals, many people still go without, said Pastor David Rodriguez of Lifehouse Bethel.
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October 30, 2009
Food Resources of Washington County recently received more than $11,000 from Martin's Food Markets' annual Bag Hunger campaign. Other local recipients from the campaign were the Western Maryland Food Bank, which received more than $7,000, and Loaves and Fishes of Martinsburg, W.Va., which received more than $4,000. Martin's Food Markets and Giant Food Stores will donate $500,000 to fight hunger through the Bag Hunger campaign. During the two-week in-store campaign from Sept.
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October 17, 2009
Members of five Hancock churches gathered Oct. 4 at the Western Maryland Rail Trail for the annual CROP Walk to fight hunger. Churches represented included Hancock United Methodist Church, Orchard Ridge First Church of God, St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, St. Peter's Catholic Church and Hancock Presbyterian Church, whose pastor, the Rev. Carol Davis, was this year's walk coordinator.
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October 8, 2009
Program to highlight Franklin Co. link to World Series CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Heritage Center in Chambersburg will highlight Franklin County's connection to the World Series during a special program during AppleFest on Saturday, Oct. 17. The featured exhibit will salute Franklin County natives Nellie Fox and Tom Brookens, who were in the World Series 50 years ago and 25 years ago, respectively. Joanne Fox, the widow of Nellie Fox, will answer questions after a brief film highlighting her husband's career and his 1997 induction into baseball's Hall of Fame.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | October 4, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Sisters Judy Peck, Julie Martin and Heather Blount have plans for the first Sunday of every October. "We walk every year" in the CROP Hunger Walk, Martin said. "Now our children walk. " "Our parents are here," Blount said. For more than two decades, the family has participated in the CROP Hunger Walk. The sisters were among 93 walkers who raised money and circled the Waynesboro Area Senior High School track on Sunday to fight hunger. Twenty-five percent of donations benefit local causes like The Lunch Place and New Hope Shelter, the Rev. Robert Cook said.
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By MARLO BARNHART | November 12, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT -- Making sure that people have enough to eat seems to be a family affair at Rehoboth United Methodist Church. Sadie Fox is heading up a new effort called the Angel Food Ministry, a nonprofit, nondenominational organization dedicated to providing food relief and contributing to benevolent outreaches in communities throughout the United States. Fox signed up people Nov. 6 and 8 for the program, which is available to anyone. "We didn't have too many sign up yet," Fox said.
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June 26, 2008
More than 100 people gathered on a Sunday afternoon to celebrate their partnership in the 2008 Grossnickle Growing Project at a farm near Wolfsville, Md. Now in its third year, the project is supported by seven churches: Grossnickle, Hagerstown, Welty, Harmony, Beaver Creek, and Myersville Churches of the Brethren, and the Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, Middletown. The service included sharing an update of last year's program in Zambia, and an overview of the program in Democratic Republic of Congo that this year's dollars will help fund.
NEWS
February 13, 2008
STATE LINE, Pa.- Teens from State Line United Methodist Church are going to go without food for 30 hours next week to get a taste of what the world's poorest children and their families face every day. The teens will take part in World Vision's 30-Hour Famine Feb. 22 and 23 by having an overnight lock-in at the church. During the event, they will learn what it's like to go without food for extended periods of time. To raise money for World Vision's efforts to fight hunger, the State Line United Methodist Youth Group will host a Valentine's Dinner for Two tonight at 5 p.m. at the church.
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