Crop Walk Hunger Walk – Rhinebeck
Northern Dutchess Crop Hunger Walk
CROP stands for Communities
Responding to Overcome Poverty.
The Northern Dutchess Crop Hunger Walk will be held at 1PM on Sun., Oct. 27th in Rhinebeck. The walk begins and ends at the Rhinebeck Reformed Church at South St. and Route 9 with registration at 12:30 PM.
Please bring a non perishable food item. All donations will be shared between our local church food pantries.
Location: Rhinebeck Reformed Church, 6368 Mill St., Rhinebeck
Registration: 12:30 p.m., Walk: 1:00 p.m.
CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. With its inception in 1969, CROP Hunger Walks are “viewed by many as the granddaddy of charity walks,” notes the Los Angeles Times (Oct. 26, 2009).
On October 17, 1969, a thousand people in Bismarck, ND, walked in what may have been the first-ever CROP Hunger Walk – and raised $25,000 to help stop hunger. Several other CROP Hunger Walks occurred soon thereafter, and before long there were hundreds of Walks each year in communities nationwide.
Currently, well over 2,000 communities across the U.S. join in more than 1,600 CROP Hunger Walks each year. More than five million CROP Hunger Walkers have participated in more than 36,000 CROP Hunger Walks in the last two decades alone.
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To learn more about Crop Hunger Walks and CWS disaster relief, visit www.cwsglobal.org.