The final events of Hunger Action Month were Bloomer’s Garden Center Scare Away Hunger Scarecrow Making at the garden center on September 25th and 26th and the Grand Rapids Itasca Area CROP Walk on Sunday, October 4th. Many local people came together to fight hunger at these annual events.
Bloomer’s 5th Annual Scare Away Hunger included students from Southwest and St. Joseph’s Elementary Schools. Families and individuals were invited to assemble scarecrows for their home or business for a donation of either $20 or the equivalent in food. Thanks to the efforts of the great people at Bloomer’s and the event sponsors, over $860 and almost 100 pounds of food was raised to support hunger relief in Grand Rapids.
Walkers in the Grand Rapids CROP Walk on October 4th had several options of routes from about one mile to six miles. Most of the approximately 50 walkers took the long route and ended up wet from rain. The area churches and individuals who participated raised over $5,000 for hunger relief locally, nationally and internationally.