CROP Hunger Walk

United States


Photo: Kent Phung

Photo: Kent Phung

CROP Hunger Walks raise funds to fight hunger. They are community-wide celebrations of the strength, vibrancy and conviction of volunteers and fundraisers to end hunger both in the U.S. and around the globe. Nearly 2,000 communities across the U.S. join in more than 1,100 CROP Hunger Walks each year. From coast to coast, communities of faith and concerned citizens join forces to raise money to support permanent solutions to hunger and poverty. For many families, Walks are a multi-generation event — children walking with parents and grandparents who themselves walked decades past. In fact, more than 5 million CROP Hunger Walkers have participated in more than 36,000 CROP Hunger Walks in the last two decades alone.

A unique feature of CROP Hunger Walks is the breadth and depth of hunger-fighting work they support — from Indonesia to Illinois a Walker has a deep impact in vulnerable communities. In FY 2015, there were 114,574 participants in CROP Hunger Walks in the United States. Altogether they were able to raise nearly $11,250,000, nearly a quarter of which supported more than 2,400 food banks, homeless shelters, soup pantries and more.