CROP Hunger Walk
“John replied, ‘If you have two shirts, give one to the poor.
If you had food, share it with those who are hungry.'”
CROP Hunger Walks help to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs. From seeds and tools, to wells and water systems, to technical training and micro-enterprise loans, the key is people working together to identify their own development priorities, their strengths and their needs.
What’s the point of walking?
Hungry people in developing countries typically walk as many 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 we want to end hunger “one step at a time”.
Local Northern Lake County CROP Walk
It’s CROP Hunger Walk time again! Our UPC team will be walking in an area park after worship on 10/15/2023. Please join our team or sponsor one of our walkers online at 2023 CROP Hunger Walk – UPC of Grayslake. We will also have sponsor sheets on the Mission Table in the Narthex closer to the walk. The goal for the Northern Lake County walk is to raise $8,500. UPC’s team’s goal is $750. Won’t you help?
CROP Hunger walks were created to support the global mission of Church World Services, a faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster. Remember that 25% of the funds raised are used to support local hunger fighting efforts.
The prolonged war in Ukraine, on top of the pandemic and other disasters is causing a global food crisis. Millions are on the brink of famine. The CROP Hunger Walk and the funds we raise will feed the hungry through CWS. When you join this movement, donate and raise funds, you will provide life-saving support like emergency food along with the seeds, tools and programs that will help families feed themselves in the future.
Each year UPC has supported this wonderful fund-raising effort. Please contact Linda Rambo, [email protected], with any questions. Thank you for your continuing support!
Ways you can help: