ENDING HUNGER ONE STEP AT A TIME
This year’s CROP Hunger Walk is on November 3rd, beginning at 2:30 PM in Shallotte. Seaside will have a team of walkers and, through your generosity, a lot of sponsors. More details will be coming in the next weeks. FAQ’s about CROP Walk:
*What are CROP Hunger Walks? Neighbors walking together to take a stand against hunger in our world. Different ages, faiths and backgrounds – together we raise awareness and funds for international relief and development, as well as local hunger-fighting. Some 2,000 communities across the country take part each year.
*What’s the point of walking? Hungry people in developing countries typically walk as many as six miles a day to get food, water and fuel, and to take their goods to market. We walk to be in solidarity with their struggle for existence. We walk because we want to end hunger – one step at a time.
*Where does the money go? In the last 20 years, CROP Hunger Walks have raised more than $294 million to help people struggling to feed their families – both around the world and around the corner. In fact, 25 percent of the funds raised by CROP Hunger Walks benefit the communities where they take place, by supporting local food banks, pantries, community gardens and other hunger-fighting initiatives.
*What makes CROP Hunger Walks special? They are community-based and interfaith. They have an impact locally and globally. And Walk donors may designate their gifts to other approved international hunger-fighting agencies. No one else does that!
*What difference does it make? Funds raised in a CROP Hunger Walk assist people in need around the world. For example:
$75 can enable three women to attend a literacy class for a year and change their lives forever.
$110 can provide emergency food supplies for a family of five’s needs for a month.
$140 can give a struggling farm family a new source of income: a pair of pigs. A piglet from each litter is then given to another family in need.
$350 can enable the eldest in a child-headed household of AIDS orphans to receive vocational training, so they can support their siblings and themselves.
$1050 can support community-based health, hygiene, and sanitation training for an entire year.