The Falls Church Community Service Council, a local community ministry comprised of 20 Falls Church area congregations, sponsored the CROP Walk for hunger relief on the afternoon of Sunday, Nov. 10, and raised more than $13,000 for the cause.
About a dozen congregations were represented and approximately 180 participants walked the 2.7 mile course along Graham Road in Falls Church.
The walk raised $13,590.00 for hunger relief, 25 percent of which will go towards the FCS Food Pantry, which deliveries groceries to local families in need.
More than 2,000 communities in the U.S. hold CROP Walks each year.
For the Falls Church walk, the Lee-Graham Swimming Pool provided use of its parking area and the Super A Market grocery store donated snacks and water for all participants.
The FCS community ministry began in 1969 and continues to assist individuals and families facing financial crises in the greater Falls Church area.