CROP Hunger Walk

CROP Hunger Walk

United States

A young hunger fighter holds a balloon at the Chicago CROP Hunger Walk in October 2016. Photo: Derek Elmi-Buursma / Chicago CROP Hunger Walk

The CROP Hunger Walk is a grassroots movement to overcome the extreme injustice of hunger. For nearly half a century, these community-wide events have demonstrated the enduring commitment of fundraisers and volunteers to build a legacy of ending hunger in their local neighborhoods and around the globe. In fact, 3.2 million CROP Hunger Walkers have participated in over 38,000 CROP Hunger Walks and raised more than $287 million in the past 20 years.

Each year, compassionate volunteers throughout the country answer the call to feed the hungry by hosting a CROP Hunger Walk and galvanize tens of thousands of participants from communities of faith, schools, businesses, etc. Walkers of all ages donate funds and involve their families, friends and coworkers to sponsor vital programs which ensure that people worldwide have access to nutritious, permanent food sources.

The CROP Hunger Walk is unique in its widespread impact on both local and global hunger. Funds raised support domestic hunger-fighting agencies and also CWS’s transformational development programs in vulnerable communities across the globe. This year, 107,928 people joined 906 CROP Hunger Walks nationwide. This year’s participants raised about $9,100,000, roughly a quarter of which supported 1,572 food banks, homeless shelters, soup kitchens and more in the U.S.

This year,
107,928 people
joined 906 CROP Hunger Walks and raised about.
$9,100,000
to fight hunger.