Final Amount Raised for 2013

We are happy to report the final total raised by all of many people who joined in our efforts to help the hungry.

In 2013 the Crop Walk raised $61,094.33.

Thank you again; recruiters, walkers, volunteers and organizers for a wonderful job.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, May 4, 2014 to again make this a success in our 31st year.

Thank You All and a Special Thanks to The Wednesday Journal

The CROP Walk has been a tradition in Oak Park, River Forest, and Forest Park for the past 30 years, and with all of the joy and excitement in the air, from start to finish, we couldn’t help but feel that our 30th CROP Walk was the best ever! To date we have raised $51,786.39 and still are counting donations.  A final total will be provided in the near future.

Those of us on the Hunger Walkathon West CROP Walk Team are so thankful for all of you wonderful people who have made “ending hunger” part of your life’s mission; without you, there would be no CROP Walk.

We are also exceedingly appreciative of Wednesday Journal Inc., which has provided us space for our full-page “thank you” advertisement for FREE for almost 20 years.  This has provided us with the opportunity to thank all those who donated time, effort, and talents, as well as our supportive local businesses, that together make it all possible!  The Wednesday Journal is the “pulse” of the community, and we are so fortunate to have such a community-oriented paper available in our area.

One of the benefits of the Wednesday Journal is their email updates of breaking news in the community.  We encourage you to sign up for their emails as a further benefit of  providing the best news in the area.  Just click on this link to sign up.


Thank you once again.

Preliminary Results of Money Donated to 2013 Crop Walk

We are pleased to announce the preliminary funds donated to the 2013 Hunger Walkathon West CROP Walk of Oak Park, River Forest & Forest Park

$15,774.00   Online confirmed (credit card)
$19,492.04   Deposit #1
$  9,777.00   Deposit #2
$45,043.04   Total to date
It is not too late to donate, just click here to donate any amount for this worthy cause.
People continue to be hungry, People (you) continue to care.
Thank you

Thank You All for an Amazing 2013 Crop Walk

We have so much gratitude for all who participated in our 2013 Crop Walk.
We thank every one of you. May God bless you and those we walked for.

Peace and blessings,
Crop Team 2013


Holy sunshine


Blessings from Rev. Kathy Nolte

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Singing and clapping

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Face painting and balloons

Inspirational walk signs

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Rest stops at Ascension and St. Paul’s


Hunger Advocacy Table

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Homemade cream cheese, Homemade Crop oatmeal cookies

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The Kingdom Runners cheering at the finish line

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And of course, All of You!

Thank  you

Thank You to our Business Supporters

With a little over 24 hours until the walk begins on Sunday at Pilgrim Congressional Church in Oak Park, please remember to say thanks to our business supporters, see this link for who they are and a big thanks of course to everyone who is participating tomorrow.

It is heartfelt to know that each of the businesses listed are supporting us toward helping the hungry here and around the world.

We look forward to tomorrow for a glorious day of sunshine and people coming together in support of the CROP Walk.

#crophungerwalk #endhungernow

Help Raise Funds for the Crop Hunger Walk A Reminder

Just a reminder that Ten Thousand Villages on Marion Street in Oak Park if offering 15% of your purchase to be donated to the Crop Walk.  On Thursday, May 2nd between 4 and 7 p.m. any purchases made will help us raise 15% of the purchase price.


Help raise funds for the CROP Hunger Walk

& find the perfect Mother’s Day gift at the same time!!


   121 N. Marion St., Oak Park, IL



Time:  4 – 7 PM

15% of your purchase will be donated to the CROP Walk

CROP Hunger Walks help children and families worldwide – and here in the U.S. – to have food for today, while building for a better tomorrow.  Our local efforts are making a huge difference… and you are part of it!