CROP Walk Takes Steps Against World Hunger! (10/20/19)

Posted by on Oct 14, 2019 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community | 0 comments

Sunday October 20 will be a “Walk in the Park!”  By enlisting some sponsors, donating some peanut butter, and taking an afternoon walk, you can help feed some needy people.

Grab your walking shoes and take a walk in the park!  The annual Pitman-Glassboro CROP Walk will be on October 20, starting at 1:00 PM.  The Walk raises funds for programs organized by Church World Service.  You’ll also have the chance to donate some jars of Peanut Butter.  This will go to our local pantry.


What is CROP???

When CROP began in 1947 (under the wing of Church World Service, which was founded in 1946), CROP was an acronym for the Christian Rural Overseas Program.  Its primary mission was to help Midwest farm families to share their grain with hungry neighbors in post World War II Europe and Asia.

Today, the program has outgrown the acronym, the the historic name of the program is retained.

DROP Hunger Walks are interfaith hunger education and fundraising events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by CDS’s local offices across the United States.  Food pantries in the Pitman-Glassboro area are recipients of much of the money raised by this local walk. 

A CROP Walk has been held in Pitman (and then in unison with Glassboro) for many years.  This is a cross denominational effort; several churches from both towns take part.


New Location!

This year, the annual CROP Walk will be held at the New Street Park (down the street from Bullock School, in Glassboro).  In years past, we’ve walked a route that winds through Pitman and Glassboro, but this time we’re going to keep it in the New Street Park.

The park has a playground for the young ones and a dog park for your furry friends. It also has some nice pedestrian friendly paths.

2019 CROP Walk

  • WHEN:    Sunday October 20, 2019
  • TIME:      Open between 1 and 4 PM
  • WHERENew Street Park, Glassboro


What Does It Do?

OK.  so we spend a Sunday afternoon walking around a park.  We donate a couple of jars of peanut butter and our sponsors donate some money.  Where does the money go?  What are we doing to fight world Hunger?

The below video from the Crop Hunger Walk website gives some of these answers…



Here’s another video from the Church World Service website…


How Can I Help?

There are three ways you can participate in the CROP Walk…

  1. Sign up sponsors and walk.
  2. Sponsor a walker.
  3. Give a donation.


What do your efforts buy?

Home Gardening for a family
Chickens for a family
Seeds, gardening tools, chickens, and clean water access for a family
A latrine for a family. Not a laughing matter- sanitary conditions is a desperate need.


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