Welcome to the Hunger Walkathon West CROP Walk
Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park
Our 32nd Year
Join us Sunday, May 3, 2015 for our walk
Map of 2015 walk
We are among
2,000 other communities around the United States that walk throughout the year for this important cause
Last year 385 People Walked on May 4, 2014
and raised $72,180.00
Thank you to all who participated and donated
Photos from the 2014 Walk Click here
We Dedicated our 2014 Walk To Marjorie Cobbs
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.
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.
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.
This fall we were honored to present checks to the recipient agencies we supported for our 2014 walk.
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 RIGHT HERE IN ILLINOIS
In the 2014 State Report for Illinois, Feed America's report on Hunger in America 2014 Demographics:
Nationally, the most common racial and ethnic groups are
white, black or African American, and Hispanic or Latino.
37 percent of clients identify themselves as white, 38 percent as black
or African American, and 18 percent as Hispanic or Latino. Among all clients,
30 percent are children under age 18, and 14 percent are seniors age 60
and older. To see the full report click here.
Twenty-five percent of the funds raised by the Walk help locally by supporting Cluster Tutoring Program, 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.
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