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30 Days of Giving 2017 – Day 19: SUNY Cortland Supports CROP Hunger Walk

SUNY Cortland students participate in the 2017 CROP Hunger walk.

Almost all of this year’s participants in October’s successful Cortland-area CROP Hunger Walk were SUNY Cortland students, with 94 percent of the walkers coming from the College.

The Oct. 22 walk raised $8,900 to fight world hunger and support local food pantries. A total of $5,698 was provided by College clubs and student organizations. The other 36 percent of funds were raised through churches in Cortland and Homer.

“For the past 12 years the SUNY Cortland community has been a major factor in the success of the Cortland-area CROP Hunger Walk,” said Jim Miller, history lecturer and the local CROP Walk coordinator. “The vast majority of the walkers are SUNY Cortland students. This provides a very visible and tangible example of the positive energy students contribute to the community.”

Cortland-area food pantries and feeding programs will receive 25 percent of the funds raised by the event, with the remainder going to anti-hunger programs sponsored by around the world. Church World Service sponsored 1,000 similar walks across the U.S. and raised $10 million for food banks and other similar programs across the country in 2016.

The 23rd annual event is supported by a number of campus organizations, with donations coming from SUNY Cortland’s athletic teams, fraternities and sororities, clubs, and COR 101, the semester-long orientation class taken by all first-year students. For the first time, residence halls were included in the 2017 awards.

Several campus groups received plaques as recognition for their contributions. The softball team was the athletic leader for a third consecutive year, raising $1,300 and edging the women’s lacrosse team by just $143. Delta Phi Epsilon sorority raised $415 to lead all Greek organizations. Eta Sigma Gamma, the College’s chapter of the National Health Education Honorary, raised $320 to lead campus and club organizations. COR 101 teaching assistants raised $278 to top the COR 101 teams and Clark Hall raised $159 to place first in the inaugural residence hall competition.


30 Days of Giving 2017:

  1. Day 1: Shopping with a Smile
  2. Day 2: Erie Community College Cook-Off for Kidneys
  3. Day 3: Stony Brook Medicine Helps in Puerto Rico
  4. Day 4: A Day of Service at Onondaga CC
  5. Day 5: New Paltz Students Make a Difference
  6. Day 6: Buffalo State College Dares to Care
  7. Day 7: Niagara County CC Students Lend A Hand for Thanksgiving
  8. Day 8: Old Westbury Helps Haiti
  9. Day 9: A Day of Service at SUNY Potsdam
  10. Day 10: Helping Animals at Hudson Valley Community College
  11. Day 11: FIT Students Help the Homeless
  12. Day 12: Morrisville Athletes Go Local For Service
  13. Day 13: SUNY Poly Gives Back Throughout the Region
  14. Day 14: SUNY Oswego Honors Those Battling Ovarian Cancer
  15. Day 15: Brockport Students Volunteer at Thanksgiving
  16. Day 16: SUNY ESF Sends Acorns to Action
  17. Day 17: Doors Open at the Columbia-Greene Community College Giving Closet
  18. Day 18: Monroe Community College Helps Walk for Water
  19. Day 19: SUNY Cortland Supports Crop Hunger Walk
  20. Day 20: Making Music at Farmingdale State to Help the Hungry
  21. Day 21: Increasing Food Security at Dutchess Community College
  22. Day 22: Addressing Food Insecurity On and Around SUNY Geneseo
  23. Day 23: Westchester Community College Plays the UnHunger Games
  24. Day 24: Binghamton University Builds University Assisted Community Schools
  25. Day 25: Mohawk Valley Community College Gives Back To Their Community
  26. Day 26: SUNY Oneonta Students Help Area Children Learn
  27. Day 27: Rockland Community College Comes Together to Aid Puerto Rico
  28. Day 28: Empire State College Donates to Caribbean Relief
  29. Day 29: Schenectady County Community College Students Provide Support to Foster Families
  30. Day 30: Raising Guiding Eyes at SUNY Delhi
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    Written by Taras Kufel

    Taras Kufel is the Manager of Digital Engagement at the State University of New York.




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