36th Annual Red Bank CROP Hunger Walk Sunday October 16, 2016

We Walk on "World Food Day" this year!

We Walk on "World Food Day" this year!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Each Donation is a Step Closer to Reaching 2016 Fundraising Goals

On behalf of the children, families and communities they serve, Church World Service Global and Red Bank CROP Walk thank you for your compassion and generosity. CROP Walkers in Monmouth County are just the best!

Today is #GIVINGTUESDAY We just checked and our online teams are only $165 shy of reaching a goal of $30,000. Can you help them get there? ww.crophungerwalk.org/redbanknj/
Online donations represent 25% of our overall total raised which is just about $110,000. 2016 is our 17th consecutive year raising over $100,000 to help support programs fighting poverty and hunger in our local communities and in communities around the globe.

Church World Service website - "CWS has worked for seven decades with one goal: building a world where there is enough for all. We affirm the power of individuals and communities to take ownership of their future. We meet them right where they are, helping them create solutions they can maintain – and build on. That means a refugee family who is able to start a new life. Or someone rebuilding after disaster finds safety with dignity."

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Grateful for a Bounty of Participating Organizations in 2016

We offer thanks to close to 70 organizations that gathered on World Food Day to take steps to end hunger in our 36th CROP Walk. Our circle of caring has grown over the years to include faith groups, schools, community groups, sponsors and local partners.

Together we collected 13,000 lbs. of rice, beans, peanut butter, and soup which was distributed to two dozen pantries on the day of the walk.

The funds we raised help to support 15 local partners and global partners of Church World Service in ministry for 70 years!  

As of November 15th, we have reached $108,000 with donations open through December 31st. We are well on our way to reaching this year's goal. 

Preliminary reports have been sent out with results. If you have any questions or have not received a recruiter's report please contact us. 

Monday, October 24, 2016

The Great Gratitude Pumpkin Challenge

Our online fundraising teams have raised nearly $30,000 this year. They only need $1,800 to reach a $30,000 goal. Online fundraising is about 25% of our total fundraising goal for 2016. We've got a "Great Gratitude Pumpkin Challenge" for anyone who supports our efforts and would like to help us reach that goal and provide support to our local and global partners working to end hunger!

We support CROP Hunger Walks with "gratitude" as we remember each day that we have enough food and water to nourish our bodies which allows us to live vital and productive lives. We walk to help others to have enough food and water to survive now and have hope for the future. 

When you go out to the pumpkin fields and find out how much your largest pumpkin weighs, consider donating an extra $1.00 for each pound. Can you help us to reach this goal by Halloween? When you donate online leave us a message about the "pumpkin challenge". Thanks!

After you make your donation, post a photo of your pumpkin on our Facebook Page and tells us how much it weighed. If you want, you can email us your photo and we'll post it for you. redbankcropwalk@gmail.com

Did you walk with us on World Food Day? Tell us about your experience walking to end hunger.

Did you know that one gallon of water weighs 8 lbs. and many people around the world walk miles each day carrying a five gallon Jerry can on their heads to collect water for their basic daily needs. That's 40 lbs.!
Photo Credit:  Paul  Jeffrey  - Act Caritas
Not fun! When we think how we use our pumpkins, we think about things like Jack O'lanterns, decorated pumpkins, pumpkin pie, pumpkin butter, and pumpkin bread. All these are available at for purchase at a few of our local t-shirt sponsors! Sickles Market, Delicious Orchards, McCormack Farms, and Super Food Town.