Roughly 200 people turned out at Incarnation Catholic Church on Sunday to help raise money for local food-help programs.
Organizers said teams from nearly 15 congregations had raised money to participate in the annual 5K Crop Walk, which generated $19,000 last year. They said they hope to raise $25,000 this year.
One group from Glendale’s Temple Sinai raised $2,000 for the cause, half of which participant Maggie Freed said was collected in an online campaign.
“I e-mailed everyone I know. Most of them pitched in with a little bit of something,” she said.
She heard from college friends and family on the East Coast, as well as former colleagues. Jan Sway of Temple Sinai said she raised $500 from her own campaign.
Evelyn Horigan, who helped organize the event, said one member of the Vallejo Drive Seventh-day Adventist Church has donated $10,000 to the cause in five of the past six years.