CROP Walk

The 46th Annual Ann Arbor CROP Hunger Walk
A Virtual Walk on Sunday, October 11, 2020

Join us as we work to end hunger in our community and around the world, walk or donate – or do both!

The annual Ann Arbor CROP Hunger Walk involves…

  • Walkers and supporters raising funds to help those who are hungry
  • People from various faiths and groups in our community
  • Raised funds:
    25% supports hunger relief efforts of nine programs in our community
    75% supports worldwide hunger relief work of Church World Service

Local programs receiving support include: The Breakfast at St. Andrew’s, Hope Clinic, Peace Neighborhood Center, Avalon Housing, LOVE Thy Neighbor at First UMC of Ann Arbor, Community Action Network (CAN) of Ann Arbor, Packard Health and Growing Hope.

This is how we’ll do the virtual walk:

  • You can sign up to walk or donate online at our church’s walk team webpage: https://tinyurl.com/2020CROPWalkFUMC   To sign up to walk click on “JOIN OUR TEAM.” Walkers who sign up online can use tools there to raise funds.
  • FUMC Youth are also taking on the challenge to help end hunger, they are planning to walk for CROP on Sunday, October 11! They are organizing three teams and you can support these teams along with other walkers from FUMC at our church’s walk team page.
  • You may also send a donation to the church indicating it is for the CROP Walk; or you can give electronically at the church website https://www.fumc-a2.org/fumc-ann-arbor/giving/electronic-giving/  under Fund choose “Other” and then type in “CROP Walk” in the Memo section. 
  • For more information contact our church’s walk recruiters: Spring Jackson at sjjackson2468@gmail.com or Lynn Palacios at palaca2@aol.com
  • On Sunday, October 11 at 2 pm you can attend the virtual send-off on Facebook
  • Following the send-off individuals or families can begin their walk in their own neighborhood, walking where and as far as they wish. For everyone’s health, please remember to follow state and local guidelines about COVID-19.
  • CROP Walk signs and stickers are available, check with our recruiters.
  • There is a CROP Walk banner near the promenade downtown, feel free to take a photo there to promote your walking or the walk.
  • Take photos of your walking and share with recruiters if you’d like to do so.

We walk this walk because hundreds of people in our community are walking every day to meal sites and pantries to find enough to eat; and people all over the world are walking to get water and food, to work in fields, or to collect firewood. We walk in solidarity with them and to make efforts to see that everyone has the nutrition they need to live a healthy and active life.