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

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

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Red Bank Continues to Lead

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 redbankcropwalk@gmail.com  

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Welcome Spring 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.
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

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.