Sometimes at night my tummy grumbles. It's an easy fix: wander to the cabinet, pour some cereal and, voila, not hungry anymore. For some Americans, this would be a luxury. They face empty refrigerators and cabinets.
Whether living on a fixed or reduced income, or sometimes no income at all, people are going hungry. More and more individuals are relying on local food pantries to get their families through difficult times. This is not someone else's problem. These are our neighbors, coworkers and friends. These food pantries rely on donations to supply this food.
This Sunday, the Fulton County CROP Walk will take place. It is an outlet of Church World Services, which supplies money and food globally as well as locally. Twenty-five percent of the money raised will stay right here in Fulton County, and believe me, we desperately need it.
Registration for the walk begins at noon at Grace Lutheran Church, 1 W. Montgomery St., Johnstown. The walk kicks off at 1 p.m., rain or shine and refreshments will be served in the church fellowship hall afterward.
Hunger does not discriminate. Let us help put a dent in the hunger problem in our own community.
MELISSA M. FREDERICK-BEDELL