CROP Hunger Walk
PEACE begins when the hungry are fed.
CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.
Since 1975 our congregation has been a key participant in the annual Washtenaw County CROP Hunger Walk organized by the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice as an interfaith response to local and world hunger. Over these years walkers from some 50 area congregations and schools have raised more than one million dollars to assist both local and international agencies in relieving hunger and addressing its root causes.
The 2016 Washtenaw County CROP Walk will be Sunday, September 25th.
This year our social justice groups will be competing for CROP Walk supporters during the Social Hour. Look for the CROP Walk table in the Social Hall where you can pick up your packet of material, commit to walking, donate money,and get an envelope for donations from your supporters. Donations can be made online as well.
The Walk has 2K or 5K options.
Local hunger aid groups who have benefited from previous year's CROP Walks include: AID in Milan, Avalon, Catholic Social Services, Community Action Network, Emmanuel House, Full Circle, Growing Hope, Hope Clinic, LOVE Thy Neighbor, Muslim Social Services/Backdoor Pantry, Northfield Human Services, Packard Health, SOS Community Services, Breakfast program at St Andrews.
Non-perishable food donations: Watch for information on non-perishable food donations that can be taken to the Walk.
Photos of Previous CROP Walks...
CROP Walks always take place on beautiful Autumn days (well most years). There are about 500 walkers from 50 area congregations, schools and organizations all gathering to bear witness to the fact of hunger in our world including right in our own community.
We walk to raise funds for hunger and poverty relief here in Washtenaw County and around the world.
Thank you to everyone who has supported our years of commitment to the Washtenaw County CROP Walk.
For more information....
Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice is the local Walk organizer
Sponsoring organization: Church World Services
Thank you for making a difference in our local community and in our larger World community.