600 adults and children of diverse faiths, cultures and races participate in 30th Annual Greater Milw. CROP Hunger Walk
Bolstered by warm breezes and sunny skies, the Interfaith Conference's 30th Annual Greater Milwaukee CROP Hunger walk drew an estimated 500 or more adults and children to the Milwaukee lakefront on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 11, 2015.
A total of 15,100 pounds of food was collected for the Hunger Task Force, and $31,400 in pledge donations was tallied in the ensuing weeks for international/national hunger, disaster relief and anti-poverty efforts.
People from dozens of congregations, schools and organizations brought 6,000 pounds of food for the Hunger Task Force to McKinley Park, walked 2-mile or 5-mile routes and enjoyed lively music from the Salsabrosa Dance Company and the Mariachi Zamora band. Balloon hats, corn-husk crafts, a fun obstacle course and various donated snacks added to the afternoon's celebratory spirit.
A big thank you to St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Greendale, which collected an additional 9,000 pounds of nonperishable food at the church site for the CROP Walk,
In addition, Concordia University in Mequon collected 106 pounds of nonperishable food from students, staff and faculty as part of our CROP Hunger Walk effort.
AND...Tikkun Ha-Ir of Milwaukee collected more than 100 pounds of fresh produce at the lakefront walk site as part of a first-time effort to use the CROP Hunger Walk to improve the diets of food pantry clients by having people bring produce from their gardens or from the store. The Hunger Task Force distributed the produce. This was an extension of Tikkun Ha-Ir's success Surplus Harvest Milwaukee project and will be repeated for the 2016 Greater Milwaukee CROP Hunger Walk.
Dozens of volunteers from area schools and congregations helped make this year's walk a success.
Some 70% of donations go to Church World Service or other designated international agencies to address hunger, provide disaster relief and foster economic development. The remainder helps fund the walk itself and some local outreach.
Site & Parking
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THANK YOU 2015
Walkers and Volunteers
Money and Food Collected in 2015
||Congregations and groups collect & submit donations through November
Thank you all for your generous support.
+ group did not walk but donated food, money or both.
Divine Savior Holy Angels H.S. Students
Marquette Univ. H.S. Students
Prof. Jim Carpenter &
MATC Economics Students
The Corner House -
Lutheran Campus MInistry UWM
Native American Students Movement
Carmen High School
St. Rose & St. Michael's Congregations
Divine Savior Holy Angels
Ina Onilu Drum & Dance Esemble
Ceol Cairde (Music of Friends)
playing Irish music at 2014 CROP Walk