Hyattsville CROP Hunger Walk

Hyattsville CROP Hunger Walk Community-wide event sponsored by Church World Service (CWS) and organized by local groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world.
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Background 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 start of the hunger walks related to CROP – and raised $25,000 to help stop hunger. As far as we know, York County, Penn., was the first walk officially called the CROP Walk for the Hungry – and that event has been continuous since 1970. 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 1,000 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. What does CROP stand for? 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, we’ve outgrown the acronym but we retain it as the historic name of the program.

Mission: CROP Hunger Walks help to support the overall ministry of Church World Service, especially grassroots development efforts around the world. In addition, each local CROP Hunger Walk can choose to return up to 25 percent of the funds it raises to hunger-fighting programs in its own community. CROP Hunger Walks help to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs. From seeds and tools to wells and water systems, the key is people working together to identify their own development priorities, their strengths and their needs - something CWS has learned through 70 years of working in partnership around the world.

Timeline Photos
01/31/2017

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Ending Hunger One Step At A Time
12/28/2016

Ending Hunger One Step At A Time

11/16/2016

1 out of 6 children
-- roughly 100 million --
in developing countries
is underweight. #HungerFact

#HungerFact
11/04/2016

#HungerFact

CROP Hunger Walk 2016. Rain or Shine.
11/02/2016

CROP Hunger Walk 2016. Rain or Shine.

11/02/2016

795 million people worldwide do not have enough food to lead a healthy, active life. #HungerFact

11/01/2016

66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world #HungerFact

Lanham United Methodist Church - CROP HUNGER WALK 2016
11/01/2016

Lanham United Methodist Church - CROP HUNGER WALK 2016

Hyattsville CROP Hunger Walk
11/01/2016

Hyattsville CROP Hunger Walk

10/21/2016

Walk. Give. Change the world.

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5211 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD
20740

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Eat at Franklin's to Support the Hyattsville CROP Hunger Walk: On April 10th - Franklin's will be supporting our Walk by donating a portion of the proceeds from their restaurant sales to CROP! Plan now to eat out on the 10th! Franklin's, 5123 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781