Welcome to the Crop Walk
in Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park
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A big thank you to our Business Supporters. Please see their
page and support them by visits and/or
click on their link to their website.
We were delighted to present Paula Berg, the Pantry Manager at Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry, a check for $2,000 to help cover the added costs the pantry faces over the holidays. With the cuts to Food Stamps through the Farm Bill, it is estimated that the number of people struggling to feed their families will be doubled! Thanks to our dedicated Recruiters and Walkers, we are making a difference!
A photo of our check presentation to them.
Hunger Walkathon West CROP Walk is a community effort of more than 30 congregations, schools and organizations to help hungry people in our community and throughout the world.
HUNGER RIGHT HERE IN ILLINOIS
Feeding Illinois has seen a 50% increase in requests for emergency food assistance over the past two years.
Twenty-five percent of the funds raised by the Walk help locally by supporting Cluster Tutoring Program, Columbus Park Food Pantry, Forest Park Food Pantry, Oak Park/River Forest Food Pantry, Prevail (Formerly known as Oak Park River Forest Walk-In Ministry), Pine Avenue Food Pantry, Proviso Food Pantry, St. Eulalia Quinn Center Food Pantry. and West Suburban PADS.
Seventy-five percent is used by Church World Service (CWS) for disaster relief, self-help development projects and food in more than eighty impoverished countries.
Over the years of the local CROP Hunger Walk, we have raised more than $1,000,000 to help alleviate hunger – we are very proud of that history.
As we plan for the 2013 Walk, we are hoping to make this our best year ever!
“Let Our Efforts Match The Need”
Great turn out with great people
Updated Information shortly
Photogaphs and Videos from the 2013 Walk
Please note the link for the photos takes you Flickr where you can see the photos and the link to videos takes you to Vimeo.
Thanks to photographers:
Map of the 2013 Walk
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For 2013 information contact:
Pat Eichenold 708.848.5415
For Press and other information
2012 CROP WALK
The CROP Hunger Walkers of 2012
raised $60,335.32, and the Walk
will certainly be remembered for many years to come!
The torrential rain, wind, lightening, and
even hail couldn't stop the dedicated
walkers from their mission.
For those who requested the Oatmeal Raisin Cookies,
Here to Raise Funds Online