5 Decades of Walking to End Hunger

5 Decades of Walking to End Hunger

Thursday, October 8, 2015


The Red Bank CROP Walk has walked to raise funds for half of the 70 years since Church World Service Global was founded at the end of World War II to assist those who were suffering from the effects of extreme poverty. Ten years ago, their Sixty year campaign was titled, "Bringing HELP and HOPE for 60 Years" to help those who hunger for food, water, shelter, safety and hope for the future.  Now as CWS begins year 70, the need is ever growing as millions flee their homes for safety from conflict and violence and those in the US continue to face difficult economic times.

Our walk raises funds to help those striving to provide for themselves and their families. Our funds help to support local programs in Monmouth County, programs in the US, and global partners around the world.
 Pictured are representatives from three of our 16 local partner programs: Nancy Mester, Director of Bayshore Lunch Program, Peg Rizzo, Volunteer Coordinator from Lunch Break, and Dave Hermanson, from AACC Food Pantry. Dave, one of our coordinating committee members, is also our "sign guy". He has created our street signs and window signs! Thanks Dave! We appreciated  the information they shared with our Rally audience in September about the important work done by these programs in assisting people right here in Monmouth County.

Thank you Pastor Steve Brown from First Baptist Church of Red Bank for sharing a blessing with us as we all step out together to reach our goals of raising funds and collecting food to help END HUNGER.

We also heard from Teresa Cintron, our CWS community engagement specialist, pictured here with Janie Schildge, now in her 30th Year as volunteer CROP Hunger Walk Coordinator! We hope to see 1,000 walkers on Sunday October 18th at Red Bank Regional High School.  Any questions?  Please email us at redbankcropwalk@gmail.com  Please consider using one of our social media posts to share with your participating group, or email to your friends. Every effort adds something to help us to reach our 2015 Walk Goals!  

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