WEBB CITY, Mo. — A local church organization has been working hard since 1994 to make a positive impact on Joplin area residents by targeting an area near and dear to us all — our rumbling tummies.
But with the COVID-19 pandemic springing up suddenly this year, it’s placed a new level of urgency on what the Ozark Area CROP Hunger Walk does, which is to stamp out hunger, both locally and abroad.
“Early on, when the long-term residual effects of COVID-19 became evident, we knew CROP Hunger Walk would become a vital resource to address hunger issues in our community and around the world,” said coordinator Kim Lambeth, who is associated with the Central United Methodist Church in Webb City.
CROP Hunger Walks are community-based walk events held in cities and towns across the United States raising funds to support the global mission of Church World Service, a faith-based