YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – The city of York is fighting hunger one step at a time.

The Greater York Crop Hunger Walk was held Sunday, October 8 at John Rudy Park.

About 100 people split up into 30 different groups and walked to raise thousands of dollars that will go to the Church World Service with a portion staying local and going to the York County Food Bank.

Participants say it makes a huge difference to the community

Milton Leake, Chairman of the Greater York Crop Hunger Walk said, “I think the people who are in need appreciate what they get, the food they get. I have worked in the food pantries, helped distribute food and they’re always very appreciative of the food they get.”

This is the walk’s 54th anniversary. Every year it happens on the second Sunday of October.