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Walk. Give. Change the world.
Walkers have reported $9,922 in online and offline gifts!
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Join us on Sunday, October 2nd for Seattle’s 19th annual CROP Hunger Walk, sponsored by Church World Service! 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 1997, Seattle has raised nearly $215,000 through 60+ local groups. We walk to protest resource injustices, to protect and provide for our vulnerable, to build community, and to show solidarity in a time of divisiveness.
The Seattle 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. In addition, 25 percent of funds raised stays in Seattle to bolster the local hunger-fighting efforts here.
The 2016 local recipients are City Fruit, Mary’s Place, North Helpline, Rainier Valley Food Bank, West Seattle Food Bank and White Center Food Bank.
Looking for other ways to promote the walk and engage your youth? Check out these great walk resources online , including coloring pages and an activity guide !
A HUGE thank you to our 2015 participants and sponsors , who helped raise nearly $24,161 last year!
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