(Posted November 7, 2016)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Juniata College‚Äôs ‚ÄúMeal for CROP,‚ÄĚ an annual event in which Juniata students voluntarily give up a meal at Baker Refectory, the college‚Äôs dining facility, will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the college‚Äôs dining facility, Baker Refectory in Ellis Hall.

Each year, Juniata Christian Fellowship asks Juniata students to sacrifice their evening meal so those meals can be sold to the general public. Their places in line are sold to members of the community and the money is donated to CROP.

CROP, an organization of the Church World Service, †receives 75 percent of the profits from the event and 25 percent of the profits are earmarked for the Huntingdon Area Food Bank.

Tickets for the Nov. 16 meal may be purchased between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Campus Ministry office, at 1905 Moore St., or at the college information desk in the lobby of Ellis Hall. Participants also can buy tickets at the door on the evening of the meal. Tickets are $10 per person, $5 for children ages 6-12, while children 5 years old and under are admitted free.

CROP, an organization of the Church World Service,  receives 75 percent of the profits from the event and 25 percent of the profits are earmarked for the Huntingdon Area Food Bank. Over the past 20 years, the event has raised more than $50,000 to fight hunger.

CROP’s programs support hunger relief and self-help projects are targeted primarily to developing countries, but projects within the United States receive funding as well. The organization sends relief money, tools, seeds and food directly to people in need. CROP also sends emergency supplies to support disaster relief efforts around the world.

Contact Gabe Welsch at welschg@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.