GREATER MILWAUKEE CROP HUNGER WALK
About the Greater Milwaukee CROP Hunger Walk
What is the CROP Hunger Walk?
CROP is an acronym for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty. CROP Hunger Walks take place all over the world to raise money to support worldwide efforts to fight hunger and poverty. Funds raised go toward international relief and development, local poverty and hunger fighting advocacy.
CROP Hunger Walks are heavily attended by the faith community and have been taking place in communities all over the world for more than 60 years. Participation in the Greater Milwaukee CROP Hunger Walk provides an excellent opportunity for congregations, youth groups and schools to get involved in raising awareness of poverty and hunger in our community. The Greater Milwaukee CROP Hunger Walk is also a food drive.
The Greater Milwaukee CROP Hunger Walk
The remaining funds are used by Church World Service to provide sustainable self-help and development, disaster relief, refugee assistance and global hunger education in more than 80 countries, including the United States. However, a unique difference between CROP Hunger Walks from other events is the option for donors to designate their gifts to another approved international hunger-fighting agency such as Catholic Relief Services, International Orthodox Christian Charities, Lutheran World Relief, MAZON, Muslim Relief, etc.
Where does the food go?
Organize a walk/run team: Set a fundraising goal and recruit walkers/runners from your congregation or school. Three Recruiter Rallies will be held in late August/early September where recruiters can pick up materials and tips on how to have a successful CROP Hunger Walk team. For more information on how to get started, contact the Interfaith Conference at 414-276-9050 or GreaterMKECropWalk@gmail.com.
Create a CROP Hunger Walk Project or competition: Create a project aimed to inform and encourage participation in the CROP Hunger Walk. An example of a project could be a poster contest, a skit, a presentation before the congregation, shoe or foot cut-outs with the names of people who gave posted in hallways, etc. A competition could be between youth and adults to raise the most food and/or money, teams with the most walkers/runners win a prize, clergy and deacons vow to hand wash cars if fundraising goal is not achieved, etc.