Welcome to the CROP Hunger Walk
in Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park
Our 31st Year
Walk Day, Sunday, May, 4, 2014
Location: Pilgrim Congregational Church
Registration: 1:00 p.m., Step-off: 2:00 p.m.
Map for 2014 Walk
Our Goal this year is $75,000.00
Please help make it happen, donate now.
We Dedicate 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.
Feinstein Foundation Challenge for 2014
We have an opportunity to raise even more funds this
provided by the Feinstein Foundaion Challenge.
For each dollar raised by our CROP Hunger Walk
between March 1 through April 30, 2014, the Foundation will divide $1,000,000.00 among hunger-fighting agencies.
The more money we raise, the more money we'll receive.
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 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, 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.
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:
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For 2014 information contact:
Pat Eichenold 708.848.5415
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