A short walk to make a BIG difference for those who are hungry!
The annual Washtenaw/Ann Arbor CROP Hunger Walk involves….
- Walkers and supporters raising funds to help those who are hungry
- People from various faiths and groups in a community wide event
- Walkers of all ages walking a 1.8 – mile route on a fall Sunday afternoon
- Raised funds:
25% support hunger relief efforts in our community
75% supports worldwide hunger relief work of Church World Service
SAVE THE DATE
45th Annual Washtenaw/Ann Arbor CROP Hunger Walk:
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Registration/check-in begins at 1:00 pm
Walk begins with a send-off service at 2:00 pm
Walk begins and ends at St. Clare’s Episcopal Church, 2309 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
You can sign up to walk or support a walker:
At the CROP Walk table during Sunday morning Connections beginning on September 15, or go to our church’s walking team’s webpage here. People of all ages walk including individuals and families, and this year FUMC youth will be walking the CROP Walk, too. For those looking to support a walker, come to Sunday Connections and we’ll help you connect with a walker to support.
We invite you to join people from FUMC, friends and neighbors from all faiths and backgrounds walking to raise funds and awareness to help end hunger. When you sign up to walk you will receive a “Walker Envelope” which you can use to help in asking friends and family to give gifts to help with this hunger relief. If you sign up on-line to walk you can use tools there to help you make contacts and raise funds. You may raise funds with the walker envelope, on-line, or use a combination of both. In addition to signing up to walk on-line, anyone may also go to the online address and either donate in support of a specific team member’s walking or give a general gift to support the FUMC walking team.
Twenty-five percent of funds raised will support hunger relief through the following local organizations: Avalon Housing, Community Action Network (CAN), Emmanuel House, Growing Hope and Packard Health. Non-perishable food brought to the walk will be donated to Aid in Milan.
We walk this walk because hundreds of people in our community are walking 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.