Ending Hunger One Step at a Time

For over half a century, CROP Hunger Walks have helped raise funds and awareness to combat hunger around the world. From the first walk in Bismarck, ND in 1969 to the over 2,000 communities who participate in CROP Walks every year, more than five million people have participated in CROP Walks. (Source)

In 2017 alone, over 900 walks attracted 107,000 walkers who together with donations from their community raised over $9,000,000! Funds raised through CROP Walks funds are distributed by Church World Service around the world-- they provide food and water, seeds, tools and other crucial resources.

This year, Team Neighborhood Church participated in the Peninsula Harbor Crop Walk on Sunday, May 20 at the South Bay Botanic Garden. Together, our congregation surpassed our original $750 goal to raise nearly $2000! Sally and Phil Rogers generously agreed to match our $750 goal if we were able to reach it, and our members certainly rose to the challenge! We were one of the top teams in the South Bay and the top fundraising Church because of your generous contributions-- thank you! 

The Peninsula Harbor CROP Walk had over 20 new walkers and more than 200 walkers total. Mail in donations are still being counted, and several envelopes were turned in in person at the CROP Walk. Our team of ten walkers enjoyed the beautiful plants and flowers at the Botanic Garden. Volunteers from SHAWL House and several high school volunteers helped the day run smoothly. 

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of this year's CROP Walk-- whether through financial donations, sharing information with family and friends, or attending the walk in person. Together, we can help end hunger one step at a time. 

A special thanks to Christian Action Ministry for organizing this great community service event for our church, especially John Readyhoff who led up fundraising efforts and walker recruiting! 

 

Lauren Hardin