C R O P W A L K C R O P W A L K C R O P W A L K C R O P W A L K
2020 CropWalk is April 26,
and we can't wait!!
The 45th Annual Kalamazoo Valley CROP Hunger Walk is Sunday, April 26th, 2020 at Bronson Park.
Registration begins at 1 pm with the walk starting at 2 pm.
Ecumenical Senior Center, Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes, Open Doors Kalamazoo and YWCA Kalamazoo,
Domestic Assault Shelter are local agencies aided by the money raised. Further information available by visiting http://www.kalamazoocropwalk.org/
Please contact Jean Sowers on the Mission Committee at 312-4852, firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. With its inception in 1969, CROP Hunger Walks are "viewed by many as the granddaddy of charity walks," notes the Los Angeles Times (Oct. 26, 2009).
On October 17, 1969, a thousand people in Bismarck, ND, walked in what may have been the first-ever CROP Hunger Walk – and raised $25,000 to help stop hunger. Several other CROP Hunger Walks occurred soon thereafter, and before long there were hundreds of Walks each year in communities nationwide.
Currently, well over 2,000 communities across the U.S. join in more than 1,600 CROP Hunger Walks each year. More than five million CROP Hunger Walkers have participated in more than 36,000 CROP Hunger Walks in the last two decades alone.