38th Red Bank CROP Walk Steps Up to the Start Line * Sunday, October 21, 2118

A Place at the Table for Everyone

A Place at the Table for Everyone

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Every Donation is a Step Closer to our 2017 GOAL

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: redbankcropwalk@gmail.com

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

Smart Phone App in Time for Red Bank CROP Walk #37

Have you downloaded the CROP Walk App yet?!  If you do, you can turn your smartphone into a hunger- fighting tool!

Android phones 

iOS phones 

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

From this Perspective Look at What We Can Do

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

2017 Essay Contest for Middle School Students

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.

Monday, September 18, 2017

October 15th the Day We Walk to END HUNGER

Have you set up your online team yet?
Online teams raised $30,000 last year!


Friday, August 25, 2017

2017 KICK OFF RALLY for Recruiters September 11th

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
    • posters
    • t-shirts
    • wristbands

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! 

Friday, August 11, 2017

2017 T-Shirt Sponsors Help to Kick Off 37th Walk


Please visit the local  businesses 
that support CROP Hunger Walk!

Covington & Assoc. Inc.
Adoulin Inc.

Jest for Fun

Wellness Solutions

Aegis Capital Corp.
The Ornstein Family Foundation

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

World Refugee Day June 20, 2017

We usually talk about things like food, and water when we talk about CROP Walk and funds raised supporting local and global programs to help feed the hungry. They also help support the work that Church World Service does to provide critical help for refugees and immigrants. Today on World Refugee Day, we'd like to share some information on how CWS is involved in this massive and ongoing refugee crisis. We use the world "massive" because a recent report from the United Nations Commission for Refugees reported that over 65 million people have been displaced in 2016 because of violence or persecution. "Church World Service reports that every five seconds a person is displaced in the world today. This means that on any given day, thousands of people are being forced to leave their homes. CLICK here to learn more about the work CWS is doing.

Over the past seven decades Church World Service has responded and adjusted their mission and services to meet the changing needs in the United States and around the world. We agree that you can't feed the hungry and ignore the root causes and situations that put people into such extreme poverty. Whether it's environmental causes and disasters like drought,floods, and earthquake, or violence from war and conflicts; the need exists and work must be done to provide assistance to people as they struggle to survive. Watch this short VIDEO which tells the story of 70 years of Church World Service and highlights the work accomplished with help from you. Your efforts and fundraising in CROP Hunger Walks help make this possible.

SAVE the DATE. Walk with us Sunday, October 15, 2017