CROP Walks to Fight Hunger (10/17/21)

Posted by on Sep 29, 2021 in EventAnnouncement, FEATURED, Mission: Beyond our Community, Neighbors | 0 comments

The Christian Rural Overseas Program  has been part of PUMC’s missional  outreach for many years.  Otherwise known as  CROP, the CROP walk is a community event in which participants line up sponsors and walk the course to earn funds which are sent to CROP.  CROP, which is sponsored by an organization known as Church World Service has a variety of programs which fight world hunger. 

This year, the local CROP tradition continues.  A CROP walk has been organized by several churches in Pitman and Glassboro NJ, and it will be held in a local park.   Many of the proceeds stay in our community to fund resources such as the Pitman Food Pantry.  This year’s walk also supports Family Promise of Southwest NJ,  Samaritan Center, Kitchen of Hope, and the Shoppe at Rowan.


Ending Hunger One Step at a Time

Each year friends and neighbors in some 2000 communities across America join locally organized interfaith CROP HUNGER WALKS that help support the work of Church  World Service, locally and throughout the world.
Church World Service is a cooperative ministry that provides sustainable self-help and development, disaster relief and refugee assistance in more than 80 countries.  CROP HUNGER WALKS return a percentage of the funds raised  to local food pantries.

A loving belief that we should help our less fortunate neighbors is typical of CROP HUNGER WALKERS who are walking for one reason; to help those who are hurting and in need, wherever they are.   CROPWALKERS do make a difference; they feed the hungry, give aid to uprooted people, and stock local food pantries.


Walking in Pitman / Glassboro

The PITMAN/GLASSBORO CROP HUNGER WALK will be held on Sunday October 17th, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the New St. Park in Glassboro  (adjacent to the Bullock Elementary School).  Walk,  or sponsor a walker.  Stay as long as you wish (the Walk ends at 4:00 PM).

New St. Park has flat easy trails. Benches and restrooms are available. Bring your children/grandchildren for some fun exercise, and help the food insecure at the same time.  When you arrive, check in at the pavilion.

Make a world of difference in the lives of hurting and hungry people. Support the work of Church World Service at the Pitman/Glassboro Crop Hunger Walk, on Sunday, October 17th.   WALK  OR  SPONSOR A WALKER   You will be Blessed!

Pitman Glassboro CROP Walk

WHEN:  Sunday October 17 (Rain or Shine)

TIMES: 1:00 to 4:00 PM (or as long as you want to stay)

WHERE: New Street Park, Glassboro NJ

WHY:  Support efforts to fight world hunger

WHO:  Anybody! 

For More information on the Pitman-Glassboro Walk, click here:  Pitman-Glassboro

If you can’t participate directly, you can donate online. Visit the following website: 


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