Red Bank CROP Walk begins planning for our 38th annual CROP Hunger Walk. As a result of the support from our circle of caring sponsors, volunteers, and participants we've been in the top 100 for two decades! We step up to the start line on Sunday October 21st. We welcome anyone interested in joining our circle. We've got tasks small and large to match any skills you would like to donate. Please contact us at email@example.com
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
We welcome spring, a time of renewal and growth. We gather together to be thankful for what we have, and to reach out to our neighbors to grow our circle of caring and to share with those in need. “There is Enough for All.”
In springtime our Crop Walk family looks forward seven months to CROP WALK #38, on Sunday October 21st.
Hunger knows all seasons, and we know that our walk is preparation for times when the shelves are empty. We need you to help us bring awareness to the issues of hunger and poverty and work together to find solutions. Hunger can be invisible, because we don’t expect that folks really are hungry in a country that is so wealthy and sophisticated, and resources are plentiful. Just visit one of our 15 local partners of CROP Walk right here in Monmouth County to know that hunger is all around because food costs money, and wages are often low, and prices keep rising for housing and education and child and elder care. One dollar does not buy much these days. We are thankful for what we have been able to accomplish over the last year, in response to so much suffering. Our community gatherings and walks help to raise awareness and also food and money to share with those who need it most.
#ENOUGH #ENOUGH #ENOUGH
We believe there is enough for all: food, water, shelter, safety, dignity & hope.
Every year since 2000, our Crop Walk has raised over $100,000 annually and participants have collected and shared many tons of food (2000 pounds = 1 ton) Thanks to the time, energy, talent, and devotion of hundreds of folks, and thousands of sponsors, we hope to continue our journey with Church World Service on a mission of transforming communities all around our world through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
We stepped up to the start line one week ago to walk together to end hunger for the 37th time! Our committee food collection chairs, Vickie Smith and Joe Lotito, report that we met our 14,000 lb goal and tons of peanut butter, rice, and beans has been already been distributed helping to stock shelves at two dozen pantries in Monmouth County.
Photo Credit: Monmouth Day Care Center
Financial donations from a combination of sources add up to the total funds raised to support local and global hunger fighting programs. Our sponsors provide a initial foundation for our fundraising by sponsoring our t-shirts, street signs, and water stops. Sponsors also make in kind donations like music, apples, ice cream, safety and communications, character entertainment and even massages.
CROP Walk supporters donate on line or the day of the walk using sponsor envelopes. Please remember to collect all pledged donations and return envelopes. We've made lots of progress with fundraising and donations are open through December 31st on line and by mail.
Red Bank CROP Walk PO Box 8022 Red Bank, NJ 07701
Questions - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ONLINE DONATIONS individual donors and teams have raised over $27,000 and it looks like they're heading to break last years record of $30,000. The website donor system seems easier this year and if you haven't tried it yet give it a try!
Friday, October 13, 2017
Have you downloaded the CROP Walk App yet?! If you do, you can turn your smartphone into a hunger- fighting tool!
1. Once the app is loaded, click on it,
2. Sign-in with the same email and password you used to register for the Walk.
3. Click "Load Event" and then you should see your walk name listed.
4. Click on it and start raising funds easily with text, call, email etc. - all using the contacts stored in your smartphone!
Thanks for taking steps to help raise funds to feed the hungry. You are a Hero!
Mary Catherine Hinds
National Community Events Strategist
Friday, September 22, 2017
If we think locally, and raise $120,000 for our 37th Red Bank CROP Hunger Walk, 25% or $30,000 will be distributed to our 15 local partner programs. Imagine all the good they can do right here in Monmouth County. Every donation counts towards reaching our goals. You can use sponsor envelopes to collect donations or you can set up your team online.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
If you are a middle school student with a talent for writing or a passion for research, please check out our new essay contest. We're looking for student writers to help share the stories of the important work done by our 15 local partner programs. You can make a visit in person to interview people who run the programs or interview people that receive assistance from the program. You can also do some research on their websites and social media accounts. You can help tell the story of how our 15 local partner programs help people right here in Monmouth County.
For more details Click Here.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Monday, September 18, 2017
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
15 Local Partner Programs
Links to Partner WebsitesAACC FOOD PANTRY
MATAWAN COMMUNITY PANTRY
MATAWAN UMC FOOD PANTRY
MATAWAN UMC FOOD PANTRY
Friday, August 25, 2017
Church is located on the corner of Maple and Oakland.
Use the entrance on Oakland for parking.
We invite recruiters from participating faith groups, schools and community organizations to attend our 2017 Kick Off Rally. You are the cheer squad that works to get everyone there on walk day! Sunday Oct. 15th at Red Bank Regional High School. 12:30 Reg. 1:00 walk. We thank you for taking the time to attend our rally and for all the work you do to help us create the crowd that walks to end hunger.
The Kick Off Rally is the time and the place where you can meet our coordinating committee, teen leaders, representatives from our local partners, and meet each other! Our CROP family has been working together for 37 years to make a difference!
Plan to arrive at 7:30 to pick up:
- sponsor envelopes
- street signs
- educational materials
At 8:00 we'll have a blessing and introduction by Janie Schildge our walk coordinator, followed by our teen leaders who share tri-fold display boards and talk briefly about how they work to encourage participation by their schools for fundraising and our food collection.
We'll demonstrate how to use our website and the Church World Service website to register online and to set up online teams for donations. Online donations increase every year as the website updates and makes it easier and more secure to donate online! We raised $30,000 last year through online donations. That's nearly 20% of all donations.
Our teen leaders will also share their knowledge to show how we can all use Red Bank CROP Walk social media sites to grow our circle of caring and help us to meet our 2017 goals!