With the State of Emergency declarations by the State and Towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, we will be unable to have an in person Walk this year. Our priority is to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Our theme this year is “Love in Motion”. Although the in-person Walk will not go on, the need of those facing hunger daily are still here and will probably increase during this health crisis.
Therefore, we are joining other Walks in planning a VIRTUAL CROP Hunger Walk.
This means that you continue to set up and solicit donations on your online team page and share that information with members and potential donors.
Here are some ideas to support the virtual walk:
• Plan a hike on a local trail where social distancing is possible – share about it on social media and in emails.
• Contact IFC, DSS or school systems to see how you can help with their volunteer needs.
• Ask individual walkers to come up with their own activity, and PLEASE share your/their ideas with us to perhaps inspire other walkers.
• Have your team (or individual walkers) video themselves talking about why they participate in the CROP Walk and why it is important to them. Post it on social media using #End Hunger Now and #Virtual Crop Hunger Walk. (The National CWS office may share it!) Remember to wear your CROP t-shirt! All of us look good in navy blue! Make sure to tag your friends and potential donors (and challenge others to do likewise) and include your personal/team fundraising page link.
This situation is new to all of us, and we welcome suggestions about how to virtually bring everyone together while we help as many hungry people as possible.
This is only the third time in the history of the Chapel Hill/Carrboro CROP Hunger Walk that we will not be doing an actual walk. The other times were for ice and lightning.
Please continue to collect donations and sell t-shirts (funds stay here and assist with IFC food programs). Remember to keep t-shirt funds separate from walker donations.
You can drop off donations at the IFC Offices at the Community Kitchen or mail to Chapel Hill/ Carrboro CROP Hunger Walk, 110 W. Main Street, Carrboro NC 27510.
Please contact me about any left-over t-shirts.
Our target date to end our Virtual CROP Hunger Walk is Monday, April 20, 2020.
Stay healthy and safe.
Together, we can raise funds, walk together and help end hunger in our community and around the world!