The motto for the 2019 Crop Hunger Walk is “Stepping Up to End Hunger Since 1969.” Yes, it is the 50th year of the Crop Hunger Walk. This year the Crop Hunger Walk in Lockport will take place on October 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm. Walkers will meet at 71 Van Buren Street, Lockport, New York and walk along the historic Erie Canal. Refreshments will be provided for walkers.
For 50 years, Americans have been stepping up to end hunger for neighbors around the block and around the world. While CROP has been a variety of acronyms and the logo has changed, one thing has remained consistent…compassionate volunteers throughout the US have chosen to walk because others must walk to survive and in doing so, they have inspired others to donate to build a more peaceful, equitable and just world.
In 1969, youth in Bismarck, North Dakota and York County, Pennsylvania held the first ever charity walkathon in the US and birthed the CROP Hunger Walk movement, inspiring communities throughout the US to join them. Today, 44 states host Church World Service sponsored CROP Hunger Walks with the same goal: a world where every child has enough healthy food every day. Building upon this legacy, CROP Hunger Walkers today are taking steps to not only end hunger for today, but forever. It is our belief that in the next 50 years we will end hunger and out walks will be a celebration that hunger is no more.
For more information, please contact Pastor Jim Hardy at 433-5905.