Martha’s Vineyard CROP Hunger Walk
October 14, 2018
Walk: 2:00 PM
Sign In Time: 1:15 PM
St. Augustine's Church
56 Franklin Street
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
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.
For nearly half a century, CROP Hunger Walks have ensured that more people worldwide have access to nutritious, sustainable food sources. From combating droughts in Nicaragua to providing agricultural training in Indonesia to stocking shelves in hundreds of food pantries across the United States, CROP Hunger Walks help end hunger by raising funds to support local food programs and the international anti-hunger work of Church World Service.
Each year, our community comes together to raise money and awareness for hunger relief locally and around the world through the CROP Hunger Walk. Roughly 1,000 CROP Hunger Walks happen every year in the United States. Walkers ask family, neighbors, colleagues and places of worship to pledge dollars for their participation in a six-mile walk. Our steps symbolize the daily journey others must make for food and clean water.
One-fourth of the funds raised stays in our community to support local hunger and poverty fighting programs. This year’s walk will support the work of the Island Food Pantry and the Vineyard Committee on Hunger (VCOH). The remaining money is used by Church World Service to alleviate hunger in poor communities throughout the world.
For more information, contact Woody Bowman at 508-693-7240.