CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events that bring people together in a common mission to raise funds to provide permanent solutions to hunger. This year, with restrictions on grocery shopping and shortages, we are all much more aware of how food insecurity and outright hunger can develop. I know that together, through funds raised at our Walk, we will do amazing things like establish community gardens, fund small business loans, provide livestock to struggling farmers and much more! Local partners, which divide 25% of the total funds raised, are CARES of Farmington Hills, Neighborhood House, the Salvation Army Farmington Hills, Zaman International and Yad Ezra. Each is working to provide food aid to specific populations in our community; every little bit we get to them can help!
I'm excited to be part of this and would love to have you join me on this journey. The steps we take - and the funds we raise - will make a real impact!
As we are all under a Stay Home, Stay Safe order to mitigate spread of the Coronovirus, this year we are holding a VIRTUAL CROP WALK.
Though we won't be able to gather for a big Walk Day on May 3, or to collect donations in person at church, online or mail-in donations will be gladly accepted. The need is even greater this year due to the hardships caused by the Coronovirus locally and around the world. Walkers are invited to do a personal "spiritual" walk if they choose.
Online donations can be made through the crophungerwalk.org/farmingtonmi site, to the FirstPresFarmington Team or under one of the team member's names.