Neighbors from different faiths, cultures, and ages, walk 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.
The Chippewa Falls CROP walk starts from Central Lutheran Church and follows a marked route through Chippewa Falls and Irvine Park. There are turn-around points for one, three, and six miles loops. Music, beverages, and treats are available at the start/finish.
What does CROP mean?
What’s the point of walking?
Hungry people in developing countries typically walk as much as six miles a day to get food, water, and fuel, and to take their goods to market. We walk to be in solidarity with their struggle for existence. We walk because they walk!
Where does the money go?
CROP Hunger Walks help fight hunger and poverty around the world, including the United States. Up to 25% of what our CROP Hunger Walk raises will assist food banks, pantries, community gardens, and other local hunger-fighting initiatives in the Chippewa Valley.
What makes CROP Hunger Walks special?
They are community-based and interfaith. They assist locally and globally. And Walk donors may designate their gifts to other approved international hunger-fighting agencies. No one else does that!