5 Decades of Walking to End Hunger

5 Decades of Walking to End Hunger

Friday, July 9, 2021

Plans Grow for 41st Red Bank CROP Hunger Walk

Our coordinating committee met June 24th and discussed options for this year’s 41st annual community event. While we miss the large sea of walkers at the start line and moving through 3 towns, the beginning of our 5th decade of walking to end hunger will continue to be a hybrid. We are going to yield to caution because we care about the health and safety of our communities, and will again encourgage mostly online teams for fundraising.Individuals and groups will be doing their walk challenges from now through the month of October, and will also be setting up food drives to meet the needs of our local partners and pantry programs. 


Our rally will be at the First Baptist Church – a Park and Pick Up 3-6 pm on Monday, September 13th  under a tent. Last year's Park and Pick Up was a very uplifting experience as everyone embraced the necessary changes to protect each other and our communities during the pandemic.

We are asking all faith groups and schools to set up an online team. Last year's online efforts were so well embraced by supporting participants that we completely surpassed our 2020 goals.

Teen leaders are working on ways to use new CROP Walk merchandise to share the story of our CROP Hunger Walk and it's mission to respond to the needs of those facing extreme hunger.

Our teen leaders will also be contacting our 15 local partners to get acquainted with how they got through Covid and how they adapted to the massive challenge and increased needs of our communty. They will be creating short videos to share on our website and our social media. Teens will also review the ongoing efforts of Church World Service Global to respond to urgent needs here in the US and throughout the world.   

On Sunday, October 17th we will celebrate Crop Walk 2021  at our host school Red Bank Regional High School and enjoy art, music, ice cream and apples, and a festive display of our community efforts.  

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