38th Red Bank CROP Walk Steps Up to the Start Line * Sunday, October 21, 2018

Our Circle of Caring Helps Provide ENOUGH for ALL

Our Circle of Caring Helps Provide ENOUGH for ALL

Wednesday, October 17, 2018


For 38 years, CROP Walkers in the Red Bank CROP Hunger Walk have stepped up to the start line on the Sunday closest to WORLD FOOD DAY. We walk this year on Sunday Oct. 21st. Join us in walking to provide ENOUGH for ALL. Your steps and fundraising help us get closer to reaching the ZERO Hunger Goal.

Remember to bring some peanut butter, rice, beans and soup for our food collection. You can register and donate online here.

Sunday, October 7, 2018


Around the world there are millions of people that don't have ready access to clean water for their daily needs. Collecting that water usually falls to the women who often carry 40lb. gerry cans and walk miles to retrieve it for their families.

Are you up for a challenge? Are you in shape? Could you walk our 5 mile CROP Hunger Walk carrying one 8 lb. gallon jug of water. Gather some friends and do it together. Bring you own gallon jug and we'll provide you with stickers to decorate it. If it seems like to big a challenge, try the buddy system and take turns carrying it.

A few photos from past years showing student athletes from Brookdale Community College and Trinity Hall High School.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Situation Report: Earthquake and Tsunami on Indonesia's Island of Sulawesi

Last year our global focus was on Vietnam and this year our focus has been on Indonesia where Church World Service has been working with the Zero Hunger Program. We thought it appropriate to share information on the most recent disaster in these islands. Our donations help locally and around the world.

Taken from CWS Global website. October 1, 2018

A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Friday night. The quake, and the resulting tsunami with waves up to about 10 feet high, leveled buildings and brought destruction to the city of Palu. As of 1 p.m. local time on September 30, 540 people had been severely injured and 29 were missing. The death toll has continued to climb; as of the morning of October 1, U.S. time, CNN reported a death toll of over 840. That number is expected to rise as debris is cleared. Search and rescue operations are underway.
CWS staff acted immediately as news of the disaster broke across Asia, and our Indonesia team has been in touch with our ACT Alliance and Humanitarian Forum Indonesia colleagues since the first hours of the crisis to determine how best to respond. Staff in Thailand and Japan, which include humanitarian response experts, are supporting our Indonesia team and reaching out to their contacts as well.
To start our response, CWS will send a small response team from Makassar, in South Sulawesi, to Palu. They will bring relief supplies that are not available – or no longer available – in the affected areas. Those will include tarps, blankets, buckets, soap, towels and more basic supplies that will be purchased locally.
More information will be made available as this response unfolds.

You can find updated information on the Church World Service website.
Global Development You'll find information on Climate Change, Emergencies, Food Security, Water, Women and Children.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

New Sponsor for 38th Walk Lawn Signs

We welcome Straub Motors of Hazlet to our CROP Walk family! They generously stepped up to sponsor our lawn signs this year. Pictured is Charlie Straub (center) who runs the dealership with his brother Remsen. Also pictured is Monica Faett one of our hard working committee members and her husband Alvin. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

2018 Banner Poster Contest

Last weekend we celebrated the beginning of Fall and the beginning of our 30 day count down to this year's 38th Red Bank CROP Hunger Walk. We think about the harvesting of the crops, which are so plentiful in America. We are so blessed that we can go to bed with a full stomach - but that cannot be said for all Americans - even in our own local communities. Our banner poster contest helps raise awareness and gives area students the chance to express their concerns about hunger in our world. 

Our theme this year is: "ENOUGH FOR ALL"

On the day of the students should bring art work by 1:00 during registration. The banners and posters will be  displayed on the glass wall outside Red Bank Regional High School. Younger students can create posters or simply draw on paper plates. Middle School and High School students may do posters. All age groups are welcome to join together to create a banner to display. Banners are no larger than 3x8 ft. 
Click to learn more: Banner Poster Guidelines

Monday, September 24, 2018

CROP Walk Team Parks a Table at Touch a Truck

After a good turn out on a rainy night of our Kick Off Rally CROP Walk planning team members geared up to talk about ENDING HUNGER at the Monmouth Day Care Center Touch a Truck Event on Saturday, Sept. 22nd.  Janie Schildge our CROP Coordinator was joined by four of our teen leaders to talk up CROP and encourage people to participate in this year's 38th Hunger Walk. We invited young families to come to CROP Walk. They can decorate their strollers and join our stroller brigade. Monmouth Day Care Center is one of our 15 local partner programs! This their 50th year at Monmouth Day Care Center taking care of area children. They are known for providing a loving, caring, and secure environment where children can thrive. 


Friday, August 24, 2018

2018 Kick Off Rally Coming Up - Save the Date

We invite all participating groups to send a representative to our annual Kick Off Rally. Recruiters representing faith groups, schools, and community groups are asked to come and pick up walk materials and learn about the resources available to you to make your fundraising efforts pay off. 

On-line and individual team captains are also welcome to attend. 2018 T-shirts will be available for sale. $10.

Our adult coordinating and teen leaders committees have  been working for months to plan this year's 38th Red Bank CROP Walk. Our T-shirt sponsors give us a great foundation to start fundraising and your work builds upon that and helps us to reach our walk goals.

Friday, August 10, 2018

2018 CROP Walk Heart & Sole T-shirts

2018 Red Bank CROP WalkT-Shirts are available for purchase. $10. You can purchase them at the Kick Off Rally scheduled for Monday, September 10th at the First Baptist Church in Red Bank. Stop by and pick one up. Get them while supplies last

If you want to reserve your 2018 shirt. You can mail a check to Red Bank CROP Walk PO Box 8022 Red Bank, NJ 07701 Check payable to Red Bank CROP Walk. Send us an email with the number of shirts you ordered and the sizes and we'll tag them and add them to our reserved box. 

We're 10 weeks out from the start line. You can wear your T-shirt and help us to promote the walk and increase participation for our 38th CROP Hunger Walk. Talk the Walk and tell everyone that you walk with Heart & Sole so there'll be ENOUGH for All

We've updated our original 2011 Heart & Sole Logo with a little twist. The edges appear a bit torn. We think it might represent how rough it is for people experiencing extreme hunger and even for those in our own communities here in Monmouth County who face food insecurity on a daily basis. 

Big thank you to Chelsea Foster for the graphic design work on the front and the back of this year's T-shirt. We have a new printer this year. Thank you Javier from NJINKshop in West Long Branch.

Ladies Sizes

Men's Sizes

Monday, July 9, 2018

2018 Teen Leaders Gearing up to Support 38th CROP Hunger Walk

Our teen leaders meeting drew about 20 teens from numerous Monmouth County High Schools. They came to learn about CROP Walk and how they can contribute their ideas, skills, and talents to help us widen our circle of caring. Our theme this year is ENOUGH FOR ALL. It's a theme we used before in 2009 and seems even more relevant with so many people struggling to meet basic needs right here at home, around the United States, and around the world.

The teens talked about ideas for this year's t shirts and bagged the new walk wristbands! They'll be working over the summer on some presentation ideas for the September Kick Off Rally. Monday Sept. 10th at the First Baptist Church of Red Bank.

Monday, April 30, 2018

CROP Walk Circles of Caring Throughout the United States

CROP Walks across the United States come in all sizes. Ours happens to be the 6th largest in the US. Walks vary in size by the number of walkers and the amount of money raised to help local and global partners fighting to end hunger but one thing connects us all. We believe that there are enough resources in our country to provide food, water, and social justice for everyone.

We are part of the solution and our work creates ripples that help to transform communities around the world.

 Walk with us. Sunday October 21, 2018