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Renton CROP Hunger Walk Sunday, May 7
  • Amber Blake/CWS
  • Courtesy of Austin CROP Hunger Walk
  • Megan Barnes
  • Lisa Hayes/CWS
  • Paul Jeffrey

Walk.   Give.   Change the world.

Walkers have reported $6,305 in online and offline gifts!
Find more details here.

Join us on May 7th for the 34th annual Renton CROP Hunger Walk, sponsored by Church World Service (CWS) and supported by REACH! With its inception in 1969, CROP Hunger Walks are viewed by many as the granddaddy of charity walks. The walk’s legacy is deeply entrenched even in our own community; since 1984, our community has raised nearly $636,000 through 20+ local groups. We walk to respond to resource shortages, to protect and provide for our vulnerable, to build sustainable community, and to show solidarity in a time of divisiveness. We choose to walk so that others don’t have to.

The Renton CROP Hunger Walk is one of 1,000+ across the nation, symbolizing the walk many around the world must make for basic resources such as food, water, shelter and protection. In a world where there is enough food for all, we are moved to action by the fact that one out of every nine people goes to bed hungry each night. With our combined national efforts, we raise around $10 million annually towards the shared mission of ending this worldwide inequity. Money raised supports food programs in emergency response, as well as longer-term solutions like enhancing food security and providing sustainable safe water supplies. Through our collaboration, 75 percent of funds support the global development work of CWS. The remaining 25 percent stays in the community to bolster the local hunger-fighting efforts here. The 2017 local recipients are the Salvation Army, ARISE, Margie Williams Helping Hands Food Bank, St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank, and Center of Hope.
 
We encourage you to check out these online resources as you seek to promote this year’s walk! And for those of you interested in tracking pledges by pen and paper, here’s a printable form where you can do so!
 
A BIG thank you to our 2016 participants and sponsors, who helped raise $31,653.53 last year (our third highest fundraising amount in the history of the Renton walk!). 

Together, we can help end hunger in our community and around the world!

Teams and Walkers

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CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by religious groups, businesses, schools and others to raise funds to end hunger in the U.S. and around the world.
Location:
Cedar River Trail (Liberty Park to Ron Regis Park and back, parking beyond library and old city hall)

Registration: 1:00 p.m.
Walk: 1:30 p.m.

Walk Length: 6 mile and 1.5 mile options