at Second Presbyterian Church, to train walk recruiters and share methods for motivating walkers.
The orientation will be at the church, 801 Waller St., Portsmouth, from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday.
The orientation will have a brief program with an overview of CROP Hunger Walks, a presentation about some projects in Rwanda, a testimonial from a very successful recruiter and motivation tips from Ohio CROP Director Matthew Stevens. First-time recruiters will also be instructed about their role as recruiter and will go over materials.
Twenty-five percent of the money raised from the walk will benefit eight local Scioto County
food pantries. The other
75 percent will be used
to assist various international poverty-fighting initiatives.
“According to the USDA, over 46 million families in the USA receive food stamps. That is an increase of 34 percent since 2009 affecting over 15 percent or our population. Local pantries often serve families who are not yet eligible for food stamps. Just last June, over 500 families received food assistance from one of the eight pantries,” Scioto County CROP Hunger Walk Co-Chair Shannon Lawson said.
Recruiters who are unable to attend the meeting Sunday can pick up their material at the University Center of Shawnee State University during the volunteer fair between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Aug. 30.
The Scioto County CROP Hunger Walk is Oct. 16 at Tracy Park in Portsmouth.