5 Decades of Walking to End Hunger

5 Decades of Walking to End Hunger

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Power of Food Drives

What do you get when Janie Schildge, our walk coordinator puts her mind to doing something new? A Volkswagon Beetle food collection box!  When Janie heard that Shrewsbury VW had decided to move up to a corporate level sponsor for our 32nd Red Bank CROP Hunger Walk the resultwas a connection of the power of German engineering to the power of CROP Hunger Walks to collect food to feed hungry neighbors. Our corporate sponsors: CRP Industries, Amboy Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Andoulin Inc., Guaranteed Landscaping Inc., Covington and Assoc. and now Shrewsbury VW are the first to send in their donation checks which give our hunger walk a jump start with fundraising. It shows their belief in giving back to the community in a way that has a direct impact in the lives of people facing hunger here in New Jersey and in parts of the world where people face hunger under the most severe circumstances.

Pictured are: Jeff Anderson, general manager at Shrewsbury VW; Janie Schildge our walk coordinator and Sara Swijter our walk treasurer. Janie and Sara had lots of fun creating this box. Food may be dropped off at the dealership on Shrewsbury Ave.The red VW food collection box is located inside the main showroom. Food collection boxes are also located in the Two River Community Bank branches.

CROP Walkers donated 11,000 lbs. of peanut butter, rice and beans at our 31st annual hunger walk in 2011. A strong supporter of our food collection continues to be Rumson Country Day School and Christian Brothers Academy. RCD brings in more food than any other organization and the students from CBA organize the food, separate it, count it, bag it and get it ready for pick up by nearly 20 different local food pantries. Our goal for this year is 12,000 lbs. of food. We know our walkers understand the struggle of families as they try to meet their daily needs in this difficult economy. Our food pantries all continue to tell about increased need and shelves that empty all too quickly. Food can be dropped off during registration on Oct. 21st during registration. 1 PM at Red Bank Regional High School.


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