North Suburban Mennonite Church | Libertyville, Illinois
North Suburban Mennonite Church | Libertyville, Illinois
North Suburban Mennonite Church | Libertyville, Illinois

CROP Hunger Walk

Every year we participate in the October CROP Hunger Walk to help raise funds for Church World Service and the Lake County Food Pantry. Through CROP, we have the opportunity to provide food aid to those who need it in developing countries, meet others from the community, and get some exercise at the same time.

Raise Funds Online for Your CROP Walk

If you have email, you've got a whole new way to raise funds for your CROP Hunger Walk by using online donation tools through Church World Service. Every walker can:

  • Create a personalized web page to accept donations and invite friends to join your walk.
  • E-mail requests for donations to friends and family everywhere.
  • Receive credit card contributions for your CROP Hunger Walk at our secure site.
  • Use the web to raise funds to combat hunger and poverty at home and around the world.

How can you be an "E-Walker?" Go to cropwalkonline.org, click on Illinois, locate the Libertyville walk, and follow the simple step-by-step instructions to register. Then tailor your personal web page with photos, quotes, and your fundraising goal and email family and friends to contribute. Questions? Call the CWS regional office at 888-CWS-CROP (888-297-2767) or email them.

What are CROP Hunger Walks?

Neighbors from different faiths, cultures, and ages, walking together to take a stand against hunger in our world. Together we raise awareness and funds for international relief and devleopment, as well as local hunger-fighting agencies. Some 2,000 communities across the country take part each year.

What does CROP mean?

     Communities
     Responding to
     Overcome
     Poverty

Where does the money go?

CROP Hunger Walks help fight hunger and poverty around the world, including the United States. Up to 25% of what a CROP Hunger Walk raises can assist food banks, pantries, community gardens, and other local hunger-fighting initiatives. In the last 20 years, CROP walks have raised over $264 million to assist those struggling to feed their families.

What difference does it make?

Funds raised in a CROP Hunger Walk assist people in need around the world. For example:

  • $72 can provide emergency food supplies for a family of five's needs for a month.
  • $120 can enable three women to attend a literacy class for a year and change their lives forever.
  • $200 can provide a struggling farm family with a draft animal to significantly increase their food production, as well as a strong back to carry produce to market.
  • $350 can enable the eldest in a child-headed household of AIDS orphans to receive vocational training so they can support their siblings and themselves.
  • $1,050 can support community-based health, hygiene, and sanitation training for an entire community.

To Learn More

To learn more about the CROP Hunger Walk, please visit the Church World Service website.

Hungry people in developing countries typically walk as much as six miles a day to get food, water, and fuel, and to take their goods to market. We walk to be in solidarity with their struggle for existence. We walk because they walk!
 
—Church World Service (CROP organization)