Grand Marshal for 2016 Walk

Doug Wyman and Barbara

The Planning Committee has selected a Grand Marshal for the 2016 CROP Hunger Walk. The person we selected is a tireless member of our team and more importantly an activist on the issue of hunger and homelessness. Shown here with his wife Barbara, they continue their 65+ years of marriage and commitment to one another.

Doug Wyman has helped the CROP Hunger Walk for the past 10 years.  He started as a crossing guard and elevated his role on the team to raise money from businesses in the area. He is consistently a top fund raiser for the walk. His positive attitude affects all team members for raising money.  He believes in lofty goals which can be achieved.  Our goal of raising $100,000.00 this year is one he championed, just as he continues to champion the issue of hunger and homelessness. To hear his story of how he become involved, listen to his story recorded in 2014.

As if that is not enough at the tender age of 87, years old he is the co-host of The Doris Davenport Show with Doug Wyman, heard locally on 1490 AM WPNA on Sunday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. To see some of the programs go to their archive to see videos of past programs.

Doug and Doris

He has also volunteered with the Housing Forward.  “I think I bring a sense of history and some wisdom to the program,” he said. His work at PADS for the last 20 years shows his heart and character for people in need or food and shelter.  Here is a video he did for them several years ago.  What he says, still holds true

You can now see why he was selected as the Grand Marshal for the 2016 CROP Hunger Walk.

Join Doug Wyman on Sunday, May 1st at the start of the 33rd annual CROP Hunger Walk.

Sign up and walk with Doug and hundreds of people walking with the goal of “ending hunger one step at a time.”

 

 

Co-Chair To Speak on The Doris Davenport Show

T&J CROP PhotoWe have been busy telling you about the issue of hunger and the CROP Hunger Walk Sunday May 1, 2016 on our social media platforms, including this blog. Our last blog give a detailed overview of the Doris Davenport Show with Doug Wyman, also a planning team member of the CROP Hunger Walk.

One of the things that makes the walk successful is the work that the planning committee does on behalf of the walk.  Organizing people, dates, places and events, along with many other things that make the walk run smoothly.  Soliciting volunteers and working with them to make the walk a fun and worthwhile event with our tag line of “Ending Hunger One Step At A Time” is a goal of theirs and all the team members.

Joanne Despotes co-chair and Ted Despotes Treasurer, have worked tirelessly to make the walk run smoothly.  They are doing all of the things they can, along with other team members, to make this walk the event that it is.

This week-end, Sunday, April 10, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. you can hear Joanne and Ted talk about the evolution of the walk, now in our 33rd year.  Please remember that over these 33 years the CROP Hunger Walk has raised over 1.3 million dollars.

You can tune in to The Doris Davenport Show, 1490 AM or a live stream.

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Local Radio Show Features CROP Walk

 

Doris Davenport Show Mar 13 2016
CROP Hunger Walk: Hunger Series Featured
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The Doris Davenport Show” with Doug Wyman
According to Share Our Strength and the Greater Chicago Food Depository, in Illinois, 1,833,810 people (14.2%) are food insecure. That is one in seven, meaning they are at risk of hunger and lack access to adequate access to the food they need to lead healthy, active lives. 661,950 children (21.6%) are food insecure. That’s one in five. Nearly 842 million people are suffering from hunger in the world and hunger causes the deaths of about 5 million children each year, according Catholic Relief Services.
The issue of hunger is one we talk about on a regular basis as we get ready for the CROP Hunger Walk on May 1, 2016.  We are delighted to be featured on “The Doris Davenport Show” with Doug Wyman in a six-part series on hunger. Jon Skogen, Senior Community Engagement Specialist at Church World Services has kicked-off the series on March 13, 2016.  Jon has been our liaison for the CROP Hunger Walk for many years and has a wealth of knowledge on the subject.
The Doris Davenport Show, “All Local All The Time,” is our 2016 media sponsor. The radio program is broadcast live every Sunday evening at 7:00PM on 1490 AM WPNA Radio from the top of the Oak Park Arms. With a reach of over 1.5 million people throughout the Chicagoland area, the sponsorship enables the CROP Hunger Walk to educate a broad audience on the various aspects of the  hunger problem in the United States as well as its local impact.
Over a six weeks period, CROP Hunger Walk experts, advocates and others committed to ending hunger will join co-hosts Doris Davenport and Doug Wyman in the WPNA studio. These CROP Hunger Walk representatives will provide important facts about the many aspects of hunger today. In this weekly awareness segment they will dispel myths and describe the needs of our fellow citizens both here and around the world who are suffering from hunger.
To learn more about the radio program and co-hosts Doris Davenport and Doug Wyman, link to the Wednesday Journal cover story which highlights impressive details about these two Oak Park dynamic personalities.
Doris’ co-host, Doug Wyman, is a friend and part of the annual CROP Hunger Walk leadership committee. He has logged countless hours over many years volunteering, both as a leader and a server with Housing Forward and the CROP Walk. It was his lovely wife Barbara who first introduced him to the plight of hunger in their local community. Sponsoring the CROP Hunger Walk was an easy decision for Doris. “Doug has recruited me to raise funds for the CROP Hunger Walk the past two years. When I heard him preparing for this year’s walk, I surprised him with an announcement that The Doris Davenport Show would be happy to provide a full media sponsorship. As a faithful Catholic, it provides both of us an opportunity to support Pope Francis’ campaign calling on all Catholics to intensify efforts to end hunger around the world.”
Over the past few weeks and coming weeks the Doris Davenport Show will keep the topic of hunger front and center with guests covering topics ranging from public policy; social issues; academia; education; distribution; religious perspectives; recipient needs and more.
Click here for a link to the show where you can hear it live on Sundays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. CST.
We hope you all have a chance to listen and learn more about the issues. If you have comments, please fill out the form below and don’t forget to join and sign up for the walk, just follow this link.

 

Local Radio Show Talks about Hunger

                                      Doug and Doris                                      CROP Hunger Walk: Hunger Series   Featured on
                                      “The Doris Davenport Show” with Doug Wyman

According to Share Our Strength and the Greater Chicago Food Depository, in Illinois, 1,833,810 people (14.2%) are food insecure. That is one in seven, meaning they are at risk of hunger and lack access to adequate access to the food they need to lead healthy, active lives. 661,950 children (21.6%) are food insecure. That’s one in five. Nearly 842 million people are suffering from hunger in the world and hunger causes the deaths of about 5 million children each year, according Catholic Relief Services.

The issue of hunger is one we talk about on a regular basis as we get ready for the CROP Hunger Walk on May 1, 2016. We are delighted to be featured on “The Doris Davenport Show” with Doug Wyman in a six-part series on hunger. Jon Skogen, Senior Community Engagement Specialist at Church World Services will kick-off the series on March 13, 2016. Jon has been our liaison for the CROP Hunger Walk for many years and has a wealth of knowledge on the subject.

The Doris Davenport Show, “All Local All The Time,” is our 2016 media sponsor. The radio program is broadcast live every Sunday evening at 7:00PM on 1490 AM WPNA Radio from the top of the Oak Park Arms. With a reach of over 1.5 million people throughout the Chicagoland area, the sponsorship enables the CROP Hunger Walk to educate a broad audience on the various aspects of the hunger problem in the United States as well as its local impact.

Over the next six weeks, CROP Hunger Walk experts, advocates and others committed to ending hunger will join co-hosts Doris Davenport and Doug Wyman in the WPNA studio. These CROP Hunger Walk representatives will provide important facts about the many aspects of hunger today. In this weekly awareness segment they will dispel myths and describe the needs of our fellow citizens both here and around the world who are suffering from hunger.
To learn more about the radio program and co-hosts Doris Davenport and Doug Wyman, link to the Wednesday Journal cover story which highlights impressive details about these two Oak Park dynamic personalities.

Doris’ co-host, Doug Wyman, is a friend and part of the annual CROP Hunger Walk leadership committee. He has logged countless hours over many years volunteering, both as a leader and a server with Housing Forward and the CROP Walk. It was his lovely wife Barbara who first introduced him to the plight of hunger in their local community. Sponsoring the CROP Hunger Walk was an easy decision for Doris. “Doug has recruited me to raise funds for the CROP Hunger Walk the past two years. When I heard him preparing for this year’s walk, I surprised him with an announcement that The Doris Davenport Show would be happy to provide a full media sponsorship. As a faithful Catholic, it provides both of us an opportunity to support Pope Francis’ campaign calling on all Catholics to intensify efforts to end hunger around the world.”

In the coming weeks the Doris Davenport Show will keep the topic of hunger front and center with guests covering topics ranging from public policy; social issues; academia; education; distribution; religious perspectives; recipient needs and more.

Click here for a link to the show where you can hear it live on Sundays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. CST.
We hope you all have a chance to listen and learn more about the issues. If you have comments, please fill out the form below and don’t forget to join and sign up for the walk, just follow this link.

 

More Stories of Why I Walk

IMG_4211Continuing in our series of Why I Walk are more recording from First United Church of Oak Park.  This time the voices of three women tell their stories.  It is always inspiring to hear the insights of people who care about the issue of hunger.

 

Please join them and us, this Sunday, May 14, 2014.  Here is a link to the map.

Please join and donate now.

Why I Walk – Recording of Walkers

IMG_4214We had the opportunity to visit First United Church of Oak Park this past Sunday and met with several people who were kind enough to record their reasons for our “Why I Walk” series.  Here are two of the several people who talk about the CROP Hunger Walk and what it means to them.  We will have more recordings posted shortly.

Please join them and us, on Sunday, May 4, 2014.  Sign up now.

Please give us your feedback on this series of recordings.

Why I Walk – Doug Wyman

In our series of Why I Walk we share the words of Doug Wyman.  Doug has been involved with the CROP Hunger Walk in Oak Park for over 10 years. It is an interesting story, one of so many and for that we are most thankful.

Please listen to his inspiring words of involvement in the CROP Hunger Walk.

 

We encourage you to join us in our goal of helping end hunger One Step at a Time.  Please donate.