Each participant in our 36th CROP Hunger Walk started out by taking a "first step". Together we continued our commitment to raise awareness and funds to help end hunger in the world and then we got to work.
We took action with each step along the way in preparation of stepping up to the start line on World food Day. We came from faith groups, schools, community groups, and neighborhoods. We planned. We set goals.We learned about world hunger issues. We visited our 15 local partners. We made posters. We designed tee shirts. We invited everyone we knew to join in the efforts. We rallied. We asked for food. We asked for donations on line,through email, snail mail, and in person. We even collected coins for CROP.
The final results are in. We've continued a long tradition here in Monmouth County. We've raised over $100,000 each year of this 21st Century. Red Bank CROP Walk #36 raised $113,000 and brought in 13,000 lbs. of food for local pantries. Our commitment is solid. We live in gratitude for all we have and believe in sharing with those less fortunate. Our participants in Monmouth County communities will walk until there is enough for all.
We invite you to take your first step for 2017. Mark your calendar! We walk on Sunday, October 15, 2017. (always the closest Sunday to World Food Day!)
We are even stronger together because we are part of a community of caring neighbors all over the United States. CROP Hunger Walks are the original charity walk in the US!