Walk. Give. Change the world.
Our community believes in ending hunger. And, in 2020, we will continue to fight against the new challenges of disease and disaster that leave people hungry. Join with us in raising funds to help neighbors near and far get the meals they need this year.
Walkers have reported $8,225 in online and offline gifts!
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What does this mean for our walkers? Those who normally show up ready to walk, will instead have a two-week window to take a 3.5 mile walk. Walkers can walk anytime between October 4th-18th. Walkers are encouraged to find a route in their neighborhood or for those who know the regular route, feel free to walk that. Just note, there will be no popcorn or water break at the halfway point.
How should walkers collect donations? We strongly encourage our walkers to be mindful of social distancing guidelines when collecting donations. The Sioux City CROP Walk website is a great way to collect online donations. Visit www.crophungerwalk.org/siouxcityia and register your church or organization if it isn’t already listed. You can then create and share your own personal page with your friends and family so they can donate online. If many of your donations are collected in person, perhaps setting a basket in the back of church or making a note in your church bulletin encouraging people to donate online would be helpful.
What if I have cash donations? If you do receive any cash donations, we ask that you put them in a labeled envelope and contact Rolene Beauvais at 712-223-9965 to set up a time to turn those in. Again, we strongly encourage you to ask your donors to donate online this year, but we understand not everyone who donates has that ability.
Will can food donations still be accepted? YES! The Community Action Agency is always in need of food for their food pantry. We encourage groups to participate in Drive Down Hunger (more on this in the next question!).
What is Drive Down Hunger? It’s a chance for you and your group/congregation to decorate your cars and help spread the word about CROP in a fun parade style canned food delivery. We encourage groups/congregations to decorate their vehicles CROP Walk style, load them up with canned foods and drive them around town like a parade, eventually ending at the Community Action Agency. Have fun with this parade! It’s our chance to get the attention of our entire community for this great cause! Someone from the agency will be there to accept the donated food and give a very thankful wave for the donation on October 11th and 18th from 10 a.m. to noon. If these times and dates don’t work for you, please contact the Community Action Agency at (712) 274-1610 and ask for Jean to set up another time to drop off your canned food donations.
Will there be a Recruiters Rally? What if I have more questions? Those interested in participating in the 2020 walk are invited to a Recruiters Zoom Rally on Sunday, September 13th, at 1:00 pm on Zoom. To join this Zoom meeting:
1. Go to Zoom.com
2. Click “Join a meeting” or click here
3. Enter the meeting ID: 910 082 3339
4. Enter the Password: Hunger
“This Zoom Recruiters Rally will be a chance to ask questions and share ideas on how together we can make this virtual rally a success. Obviously, we won’t be handing out money collection envelopes this year as we have in the past, so we have to put on our creative hats. Online donations are strongly encouraged,” says Shelley Hexom, Sioux City CROP Walk PR, phone 712-444-0128.
My favorite part of the CROP Walk is seeing my friends and socializing. I will miss that! We will miss that too, BUT we strongly encourage you to like and follow the Sioux City CROP Walk Facebook page! Search for Sioux City CROP Hunger Walk on Facebook. Take pictures of you walking and please share them with us! While we are all apart at this time, we can still be “social”. So please find us on Facebook so together we can create the CROP community we’ve all grown to love.
The CROP Walk is Sioux City’s only annual inter-denominational event that raises money to help people both locally and in other countries. Walkers can raise money through in-person donations or online by registering at www.crophungerwalk.org/siouxcityia
Twenty-five percent of the money raised in Sioux City stays local and is given to the Community Action Agency of Siouxland food programs. The other 75% of funds raised in the Sioux City Walk go directly to aid people in other countries. Together, CROP Walks around the United States raise millions of dollars for Church World Service’s worldwide work to alleviate hunger. Sioux City’s CROP walk is the second oldest consecutive CROP Walk in Iowa.
We thank you for your understanding, patience and flexibility during this time. Unfortunately, hunger doesn’t take a break and the money we raise this year is needed now more than ever.
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