The ability to give a little back comes from very generous sponsors who see that the culmination of the work that happens in Muskegon is what makes this community so valuable and the people who put forth the effort are the ones who put in the work should get the spotlight to talk about what drives them to help. We've all got a purpose and it's in the exploring of what moves one that we can find similar interests and gather some steam to really make a difference.
Since 1980 the CROP Hunger walk has been going on in Muskegon to help feel those who are food insecure locally as well as internationally. Back in 1980, "food insecure" wasn't even a term and the dual purpose of CROP was not only to help feed people but to teach people how to source their own food with agricultural know how and the ability to sustain on what they can grow. In many parts of the United States, we're again seeing the need for education when it comes to farming as urban agriculture centers are popping up and the agrarian society that was left behind by flight into the cities is having to be learned all over again.
We visited with Tim Breed who's been a part of the CROP Hunger Walk for a long time here in Muskegon. By long time, we mean pretty much since the beginning with maybe a little break in there, and Dillan Neelis from Scherdel is joining us this week and with Dillan, it's a great chance to hear from a little younger view point on the issues we face in food insecurity today and show Scherdel as such a big global company has an outreach like this going on in the communities they operate in. Take a listen.
On the CROP Hunger Walk site, there was a little "calculator" that gave you an idea of the impact of the donation. We handle the contribution for Scherdel on our end and when we put the $500 in, up popped a staggering graphic, and here it is in quotes. "TWELVE MONTHS OF MEALS - Enough to provide meals for a family of four in the U.S. through the CWS network of partner food banks." Imagine stretching $500 bucks out to help support a family of 4 for a year? It's an unbelieveable task to keep people fed and it's only going to get harder. The work that the CROP Hunger Walk does as well as so many others who focus on human need is essential. Kids, families and so many depend on the very minimum and they are closer to you than you think. Please consider doing your part for CROP or any other agency working to help those in need with hunger. Our thanks to Shon and Scherdel for making the CROP Walk's mission easier.