Orthodox Churches of Long Island Unite to Fight Hunger

The three biggest Greek Orthodox churches in Long Island invite the public to join the 2nd Annual Church World Service (CWS) Nassau County CROP Hunger Walk this Saturday, October the 15th, one day before World Food day.

Everyone willing to join the Hunger Walk should write their name down by 10.a.m. at Eisenhower Park, Field 1 in the Dogwood area. The walk commences at 11 a.m. and participants can choose to walk 1 mile or 3 miles.

The walks have been institutionalized over 40 years ago and the Nassau County CROP Hunger Walk is one of ca. 1,800 such walks across the country.  In addition to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the Orthodox Church in America, the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Armenian Church, Protestant and Aglican communions as well as schools, businesses and others are brought together in order to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world.

According to Sophia Niarchos, team captain for the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Resurrection CROP Walk team “The mantle of feeding the poor falls on the church and other charitable organizations. CROP Hunger Walks are wonderful opportunities to gather together as Christians and sacrifice our time and treasure for those in greater need than ourselves.”

This year’s Nassau County CROP Hunger Walk funds raised will be going to the Long Island Council of Churches’ Freeport Food Pantry, which provides food for more than 1200 people each month.

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