GCU Crop Walk Efforts Help Alleviate Hunger

cropwalkteam2Georgian Court University was a prominent presence at this year’s Annual Crop Walk, which took place October 20 in Toms River, NJ.

“With some 223 GCU students, faculty and staff, all wearing bright orange t-shirts, GCU was pretty hard to miss,” said Jeff Schaffer, GCU’s Director of Campus Ministry, adding that the participants raised nearly $5,000 to fight hunger. “We are very proud of our academic community’s commitment to service and compassion. At Crop Walk 2013, mercy wore the color orange!” he said.

This year’s t-shirts were designed by Amy Berry, a GCU senior studying exercise science and psychology, who added a memorable message to the back of the shirts: “We walk because they need to live!”

"These numbers represent a tremendous effort to ease hunger both globally and locally. Our students have taken valuable time from their busy schedules to make a positive difference in the world.

Jeff Schaffer

GCU Campus Minister

GCU STATUS OF GIRLS MASTER 4.2.13CROP Hunger Walks take place throughout the nation and help to support the hunger fighting ministries of Church World Service around the world. CROP Walks provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs – from seeds and tools, to wells and water systems, to technical training and micro-enterprise loans. Up to 25 percent of the funds raised by Crop Walks can also be used to alleviate hunger locally. Hunger continues to be an important issue worldwide, including in the United States.

Campus Ministry has worked to mobilize Georgian Court Crop Walk volunteers for nearly a decade. In recent years, GCU athletics has been an instrumental partner in these efforts. This year, athletes comprised more than 75% of GCU’s 223 participants.

“These numbers represent a tremendous effort to ease hunger both globally and locally,” Campus Minister Schaffer said. “Our students have taken valuable time from their busy schedules to make a positive difference in the world.”

cropwalkteam2Georgian Court University was a prominent presence at this year’s Annual Crop Walk, which took place October 20 in Toms River, NJ.

“With some 223 GCU students, faculty and staff, all wearing bright orange t-shirts, GCU was pretty hard to miss,” said Jeff Schaffer, GCU’s Director of Campus Ministry, adding that the participants raised nearly $5,000 to fight hunger. “We are very proud of our academic community’s commitment to service and compassion. At Crop Walk 2013, mercy wore the color orange!” he said.

This year’s t-shirts were designed by Amy Berry, a GCU senior studying exercise science and psychology, who added a memorable message to the back of the shirts: “We walk because they need to live!”

"These numbers represent a tremendous effort to ease hunger both globally and locally. Our students have taken valuable time from their busy schedules to make a positive difference in the world.

Jeff Schaffer

GCU Campus Minister

GCU STATUS OF GIRLS MASTER 4.2.13CROP Hunger Walks take place throughout the nation and help to support the hunger fighting ministries of Church World Service around the world. CROP Walks provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs – from seeds and tools, to wells and water systems, to technical training and micro-enterprise loans. Up to 25 percent of the funds raised by Crop Walks can also be used to alleviate hunger locally. Hunger continues to be an important issue worldwide, including in the United States.

Campus Ministry has worked to mobilize Georgian Court Crop Walk volunteers for nearly a decade. In recent years, GCU athletics has been an instrumental partner in these efforts. This year, athletes comprised more than 75% of GCU’s 223 participants.

“These numbers represent a tremendous effort to ease hunger both globally and locally,” Campus Minister Schaffer said. “Our students have taken valuable time from their busy schedules to make a positive difference in the world.”

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