5 Decades of Walking to End Hunger

5 Decades of Walking to End Hunger

Monday, March 29, 2010

Janie and George Schildge say Thank You

Janie and George Schildge met with corporate sponsors, Church World Service NJ/NY Metro Area Regional Directors, Marie Varley and Kae Kusterbeck and members of the CROP Hunger Walk Teen Leadership Committee to share the success of our 29th hunger walk. Marie and Kae spoke about how the funds raised ($111,000.00) assist our 15 local partners in Monmouth County and the programs and partners of Church World Service around the world.

A few teen leaders shared some of their experiences. Our Teen Leadership Committee is made up of 2 student leaders from each of 15 local public and private high schools in Monmouth County. Our walk is the only walk in the region to have a teen leadership committee. Students attend meetings, talk with local businesses in Red Bank and perform a skit at our Kick Off Rally in September. They work to raise awareness and recruit their peers to participate in CROP by sharing information about the work of CROP Hunger Walks and Church World Service.

Eric Hackler, alum from Bio-Tech and currently attending Emerson College was recently recognized at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor. He collected over 400 items for Health Kits for Haiti as a service component of his Eagle Scout designation. Congratulations Eric!

Photos: Janie Schildge-Walk Coordinator with Rich Covington, President of Covington and Assoc. with his wife Arlyn. George Schildge-Chairman of CRP Industries with George Scharpf-President of Amboy Bank with his wife Patsy. Teen Leaders-Diego Giraldez (MAST), Rachel Vegnalia (MAST), Eric Hackler, Katie Day (Rumson Fair Haven), Marie Varley and Kae Kusterbeck from Church World Service.

Walk Coordinator,Janie Schildge will be contacting schools soon looking for enthusiastic teen leaders to join the committee as we begin planning for our 30th Anniversary Hunger Walk, Sunday October 17th 2010.