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The 2017 Tiffin CROP Hunger Walk. Make a Difference

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What are CROP Hunger Walks: Neighbors from different faiths, cultures, and ages, walking together to take a stand against hunger in our world. Together we raise awareness and funds for international relief and development, as well as local hunger-fighting agencies. Some 2,000 communities across the country take part each year. In Tiffin, Ohio, walkers have been instrumental in supporting these values with their time and fiscal resources. Area churches and students from Tiffin and Heidelberg University have assisted with their time, treasure and talent! And, we plan to continue this legacy in 2017.

What does CROP mean: Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.

Where does the money go: CROP Hunger Walks help fight hunger and poverty around the world, including the United States. Twenty-five percent of every Tiffin CROP Hunger Walk donation will go to the YMCA Weekend Food Program, to feed kids in need.
CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. Hunger is one of the greatest injustices facing our world, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Ending hunger is possible, and it is possible in our lifetime. You can help make it happen.

For nearly half a century, CROP Hunger Walks have ensured that more people worldwide have access to nutritious, sustainable food sources. From combating droughts in Nicaragua to providing agricultural training in Indonesia to stocking shelves in hundreds of food pantries across the United States, CROP Hunger Walks help end hunger by raising funds to support local food programs and the international anti-hunger work of Church World Service.

Stand with neighbors in your community who rely on food assistance programs. Partner with parents worldwide as they ensure a bright future for their children. Support those struggling in the face of grinding poverty and open up new doors of opportunity for them.

Tens of thousands of CROP Hunger Walkers are committed to building a hunger-free world. Join the movement and help to support the overall ministry of Church World Service, especially grassroots, hunger-fighting development efforts around the world.

CROP Hunger Walks help to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs. From seeds and tools, to wells and water systems, to technical training and micro-enterprise loans, the key is people working together to identify their own development priorities, their strengths and their needs something CWS has learned through some 70 years of working in partnership around the world.
With its inception in 1969, CROP Hunger Walks are viewed by many as the granddaddy of charity walks. On October 17, 1969, a thousand people in Bismarck, ND, walked in what may have been the start of the hunger walks related to CROP – and raised $25,000 to help stop hunger. As far as we know, York County, Pennsylvania, was the first walk officially called the CROP Walk for the Hungry – and that event has been continuous since 1970. Several other CROP Hunger Walks occurred soon thereafter, and before long there were hundreds of Walks each year in communities nationwide. Currently, well over 2,000 communities across the U.S. join in more than 1,300 CROP Hunger Walks each year. More than five million CROP Hunger Walkers have participated in more than 36,000 CROP Hunger Walks in the last two decades alone.



About. Make a Difference



Many kids count on free breakfasts and lunches at school.  But what do they do on weekends?  In the Tiffin area, they may find a bag full of yummy food in their backpacks on Friday.  Nutritionally balanced meals and snacks carry kids over the days away from school.  Many hands and donors make it possible for kids to enjoy their weekends with plenty to eat. Twenty-five percent of every Tiffin CROP Hunger Walk donation will go to the YMCA Weekend Food Program, to feed kids in need.

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