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CROP Hunger Walk During A Pandemic

CROP Hunger Walk During A Pandemic
2020 New challenges & new choices - Small group and virtual walks

Friday, October 23, 2020

Therapy Dogs Walk to Raise Funds to End Hunger

For our 40th Aniversary Red Bank CROP Hunger Walk, we've had to do think of all kinds of different ways to raise funds during a pandemic. Monica Faett our Art Contest Chair found a way to get out of the house, exercise, spend time with her beloved therapy dogs, and raise funds for CROP Walk. 

Monica put her feet to the street to help people eat. Her dogs put their paws to the street, grass, and sand to give a helping hand.

Jackson, Tino and Monica walked 400 miles in the weeks leading up to Oct. 18 to celebrate our 40th Anniversary! Their online team is raising funds to assist families who are living with hunger. They've already raised $1,390. You can help them to meet their $2,000 goal but donating to their team. Click Here.

The CROP Hunger Walk means we can take action for someone experiencing hunger; it means someone will get enough to eat. Monica's goal is to assist as many people as she can...that's why she's fundraising for more meals in her community and for long-lasting solutions to hunger around the world like community gardens and small-scale farming.

The steps we take - and the funds we raise - will make a real impact! Monica, Jackson, and Tino THANK YOU from the bottom of their hearts and soles.

Monday, October 19, 2020

CROP Hunger Walk Supporters Step Up Fundraising

Over 70 online teams had already reached $70,000 by the beginning of the official 40th Anniversary of Red Bank CROP Hunger Walk yesterday. Our virtual celebration was a great success and lots more info and pictures will follow in the coming days this week as participants share information on small group walks and food collections. Our treasurer, Sara Swijter, is busy counting donations dropped off at the Red Bank United Methodist Church yesterday. Watch the video below to see results on our fundraising goals thermometer. Online donations added to sponsor contribuitions and off line donations reached $100,000 by the end of the day yesterday. 

Saturday, October 17, 2020

CROP Walk Online Fundraising Teams Reach Higher Goals!

We've reached nearly $65,000 with online fundraising! Walk participants have enthusiastically taken to registering and setting up online teams this year due to Covid-19 ensuring that our 40th Anniversary CROP Hunger Walk is safer and easier for all of us. You can't stop CROP! The needs are greater than ever and we can make a difference.

Online, sponsor donations, and offline donations all add up to help us reach our 2020 GOAL of raising $110,000 to help programs fighting to end hunger in our communities and around the world. You can donate to one of over 70 online teams, set up your own team or make a general donation to the walk.
Donations remain open through Dec. 31st 2020

Monday, October 12, 2020

CROP Walk Celebration Sunday OCT. 18TH 2-5PM

Red Bank CROP Hunger Walk #40 is walking virtually this year. We're one week out from our Celebration Day for CROP Walk 2020, Sunday October 18th. 

Here's an update on our adventure walking during COVID 19. There are already over 75 online teams. We reached our original goal of $50,000 for online giving, and our new online goal is $60,000! Online donations are part of our overall goal. Added together with sponsor donations and off line donations, we hope to raise $110,000.  

Our many loyal sponsors every year give us a firm foundation and with added sales of CROP masks, bandanas, and gaiters, that number is over $30,000. Our overall 2020 goal is $110,000 and we can do this with your help.  

A Full page Ad celebrating all of our 2020 sponsors will appear in five editions of the The Journal NJ, coming out soon in October.   We are honoring our long time host Red Bank Regional HS as well, along with the Garden State Amateur Radio men and women who help with communication to keep us safe and the towns of Little Silver, Red Bank and Fair Haven, in our yearly efforts.

Faith groups, schools, families, and individuals are all working on small food drives for local pantries and setting goals for our 40 years.   One CROP Team has a goal of 400 miles in 10 weeks with twice daily dog walks.   I just did a walk with these two very beautiful, well behaved standard poodles in Dorbrook Park and it was a delightful adventure!  George and I have walked over 100 miles so far this month in our quest for more than double the years of CROP Walk!   

Every walker and each donation of food counts and please join us for this last week and on through October. You can register & check out teams by going to crophungerwalk.org/redbanknj/ 

This video will help you learn how to set up your own online team.


On Sunday, Oct. 18th from 2-5 pm we will celebrate our 40 walks with a Live FACEBOOK EVENT of music, stories, and historical trivia and call ins on food collected and just to say hello.  Our friends from The WAG will head up our event, with music from some wonderful caring musicians as well. We will show all of our CROP sponsors, and have messages from our 15 local partners of CROP who have been front line workers during this year. Hear about all we have been able to do together here in Monmouth County and around our wider world through Church World Service Global

From 2-5 pm folks can drive by and drop off donation envelopes, buy CROP merchandise (masks, bandanas) and return yard signs to the curbside drop off at back entrance of Red Bank United Methodist Church, 247 Broad Street, Red Bank. Look for the CROP signs out front.  


With thanks and appreciation of your many years of support.  

Peace and Hope,

Janie Schildge, and CROP WALK Coordinating Committee and Teen Leaders 2020

Video - How to Register & Set Up an Online Team

This video will make it easy to register, set up an online team to get starting with your online fundraising for this year's 40th Anniversary Red Bank CROP Hunger Walk. People have already starting walking in smaller groups and starting food collections. Remember we usually walk the closest Sunday to World Food Day which is this Friday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCJGsY-3GmU&feature=youtu.be

Virtual 40th Red Bank CROP Hunger Walk 2020

Thank you to The Journal NJ and Lori Draz for helping us to share the story of CROP Hunger Walk and how we've changed plans this year to ensure the safety of our participants and the continued success of this valued community event. We'll walk together in smaller groups and continue to fundraise through Dec. 31st to raise funds to end hunger. Our funds support 15 local partner programs and the programs of Church World Service Global.


Saturday, October 3, 2020

Online Teams Are Rocking It in 2020


We've hit $35,000 of our $50,000 online fundraising goal. Let's keep it going! Yes, it's a difficult year but we've got enough to be grateful for and enough to share! Every donation no matter the size gets us one step closer to our 2020 goal of raising $110,ooo from online and offline donations. www.crophungerwalk.org/redbanknj/

Friday, September 18, 2020

PARK and PICK UP CROP RALLY - Sept. 14th 2020

Park and Pick Up a new way to RALLY for CROP!  Thanks to the First Baptist Church of Red Bank for offering their tent in the parking lot for our PARK AND PICK UP of Team Captain packets and a few other items, including updated yard signs, posters, car window stickers, and some really nice face coverings to promote our 40th Anniversary Walk! Thanks so much to the church pastors and staff for allowing us to be there for 3 hours while folks arrived, parked and walked the arrows distanced. It was wonderful to see folks we have missed at gatherings this year. About 40 participating groups picked up sponsor envelopes and other walk materials. 

If you weren't able to attend you can contact the CROP Walk coordinator, Janie Schildge or Sara Swijter, the treasurer.  redbankcropwalk@gmail.com

We need a lot of you to make this walk a success, and we can do it!  We've done it every year for 40 years. You can't stop CROP this year when it's needed more than ever. Get started today, as it is free and easy to register, start a team or donate to one of our 60 plus teams online.   Make your first donation and share your message with all you know.  


We won’t be gathering at the start line this year at Red Bank Regional High School but we can all get an early start on fundraising.  2020 is presenting some extra challenges but we will rise to the need. Teams are planning their own food drives, and will count and report what they bring in, so by Sunday, Oct. 18th we will hopefully have a community wide count of food collectiions (Hunger No More with Four)  Suggested pantries are on a list available online, along with our 15 partner program.  Just contact and find out needs, and deliver!


So start now. Walk a mile a day, or 4 miles a day, or set a goal as some have for bigger achievements and get your sponsors. Thank you all for participating and thanks to our marvelous team of volunteers, sign makers, social media gurus, organizers, sales team, photographers, and more.   

CROP Walk Committee Volunteers Ready Materials for Park & Pick Up Rally

 Janie Schildge CROP Walk coordinator for over 35 years invited committee members to her home on Tuesday September 8th to assemble packets of materials for this year's 40th Anniversary Red Bank CROP Hunger Walk. Committee members organized sponsor envelopes, yard signs, CROP face masks, bandanas, neck gaters, posters, and educational materials. Work and fellowship made light of the work needed to be done before the Park & Pick Up Rally which was held at the First Baptist Church in Red Bank on Sept. 14th. 

Thank you to Dave Hermanson who created a poster to tape over our usual yard signs. There won't be a walk at Red Bank Regional High School this year. We'll all be walking in smaller, socially distanced groups and doing food collections to fill the shelves of Monmouth County food pantries. Most importantly, we'll be stepping up our efforts to raise funds online to meet this year's goals.

We always walk the third Sunday of October because it's the closest to World Food Day. We're hoping that our hundreds of walk participants will plan smaller walks during the week leading up to Sunday, Oct.18th. We encourage everyone to wear CROP tee shirts from previous walks, carry posters, bring your water, and do food collections for local pantries. Report to us what you're doing using the hashtag #redbankcropwalk2020


We already have sixty online teams and they've already raised over $20,000.


Friday, September 11, 2020


Our Rally this year will be safe and socially distanced.

Please plan to drive by the First Baptist Church in Red Bank  84 Maple Ave. Red Bank, NJ 07701. You'll be able to pick up sponsor envelopes, signs, masks, bandanas, and other walk materials. 

You receive information on how you can do a food collection to help us meet our 2020 goals to keep the shelves filled for two dozen Monmouth County Food Pantries. Our goal is for everyone to chip in and set up family and neighborhood, school, and faith group food collections and for us to total all donations to meet our 18,000 lbs. food collection goal.

Decorate a window on your car and show your support for ending hunger through CROP Hunger Walks. Show  us which group you're walking with. (school, church, community group, even your family name!)

First Baptist Church of Red Bank
Corner of Maple and Oakland