NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The 2015 New Providence Crop Walk on October 18 was a large success raising $7,100.
Planned by Faith Lutheran Church and hosted by United Methodist Church, the Crop Walk saw eighty adults and children, with signs and balloons, hiking the three mile route through town. The walkers were members of five area churches.
Chris Melhuish and Joanne Warin of New Providence chaired the Crop Walk, who are also members of Faith Lutheran.
All of the contributions will be donated to Church World Service, an interdenominational organization which combats hunger in the United States and around the world. The focus of Church World Service is meeting the needs of the most disadvantaged people. Church World Service will return twenty-five per cent of the money to the soup kitchen at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church in Newark. With the pending arrival of winter and other soup kitchens having closed, the needs of St. John’s are significant.
Persons wishing to make contributions to the Crop Walk may send their donations to Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street, New Providence, NJ 07974. The phone number is 908-464-5177.
The web site of Faith Lutheran is www.famfaith.org.