Business Support Part Deux

Todd and Holland tea Forest Park

Yesterday we talked about business support.  There are so many to thank who contribute their support and money to the walk. We want to share the support that merchants in Forest Park give to the walk.

One such business is Todd and Holland Tea Merchants in Forest Park. Their story, detailed and shown here is one of a geneses from his childhood to his adulthood. Starting as a web based business, just two years later a brick and motor store was opened to continue the conviction and passion to share how tea can be enjoyed by the masses, and thus the tea merchant in Forest Park was born.

We appreciate the support of many businesses in Forest Park and appreciate their commitment to our voice and walk to end hunger by “ending hunger one step at a time.”

Please support the local merchants of Forest Park, Oak Park, River Forest and Austin who support us.

The walk is just a few short days away. Join us.


Local Businesses Support Us

Community Bank Oak Park River Foirest

Community Bank Oak Park River Foirest

One of the ways in which we get funds for the CROP Hunger Walk are donations from local businesses.

The Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest is one of those businesses. Information about the bank found on their website states: Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest opened as a locally owned bank focused on creating financial solutions for individuals, professionals, owners of closely-held businesses and nonprofit organizations.  Starting in 1996 with ten employees, assets of $5 million and a customer base of less than two dozen accounts, Community Bank has grown to more than 50 employees, over $250 million in assets, and over 15,000 customer accounts.  In addition, our customer base has expanded from the surrounding communities to include customers across the country and internationally.  Now in our second decade of serving the community, we are rededicating ourselves to our mission of providing the best products, services and technology possible.

Having support and donations help us in our work to #endhungernow, through our CROP Hunger Walks. Now in our 33rd year as a local community initiative, it is with heartfelt thanks that we acknowledge their support and the many other businesses who embrace our work on making the issue of hunger known within our community.

Please support our local business, they support us, please support them. Have a business?  Please join them and sign-up/contribute for the walk this Sunday, May 1st on the business team.

With just several more days until our walk, sign-up and donate.  See you May 1st.




Business Support for The CROP Hunger Walk April 21st

Businesses are an important part of the giving to the CROP Hunger Walk.  In our area we have a large number of businesses who support our walk and contribute to it.  Some contribute by offering a percentage of their sales that customers can designate to benefit our walk.

Such is the case of Ten Thousand Villages in Oak Park. This April 21, 2016, Ten Thousand Villages has a Shopping Day for our supporters, donors and volunteers. We receive 15% of the sales from customers who tell us they are shopping for our cause.  Ten Thousand Villages states: “As a nonprofit organization ourselves, we understand the giving situation as well as how members value a fun, easy way to support your cause.”

All sales made that day will designate 15% to our walk.  All a customer has to do is tell the clerk on check-out that they wish to designate their purchase toward the CROP Hunger Walk. It’s that simple and everyone benefits from their purchase.

Please support our local businesses and mention The CROP Hunger Walk when you visit them.  Please let us know about your experience in supporting local business who support us.

Win Win

Ten Thousand Villages Oak Park is having a shopping benefit night for the CROP Hunger Walk.  On April 23, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. they will donate 15% of all sales to our walk. This is a Win Win for those who shop and support fair trade goods and for those that champion the cause of Ending Hunger One Step At a Time.

We always appreciate the business support in our communities and this is but one example of how local businesses make a difference too.  So many business have put our CROP Hunger Walk sign in their window to draw attention to the walk and our efforts.

Please support them; which supports us; which supports those in need.

Sign up and walk with us.



Thank You, One and All

IMG_1793 ReThe CROP Walk has been a tradition in Oak Park, River Forest, and Forest Park for the past 31 years and is always full of such joy and excitement. This year’s Walk certainly did not disappoint!
We were so thankful for the peace and blessings, holy sunshine, blessings from Reverend Sally Iberg, singing and clapping, face painting and balloons, inspirational walk signs, Rest Stops at Ascension Church and St. Paul’s Thai Lutheran Church, the hunger advocacy table, homemade cream cheese and homemade CROP oatmeal cookies, the great fun we all had at the photo booth, the Kingdom Runners cheering at the Finish Line, and of course, all of the wonderful walkers!
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 makes 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.


Feinstein Challenge Ends 4/30/14

Feinstein ChallengePlease keep those donations rolling in! April 30th is quickly approaching and we are so thankful for the many donations that we have received so far, which will all be eligible to apply to the Feinstein Challenge! We hope to receive as many of our donations as possible by April 30th so they, too, can be counted in the Feinstein Challenge.

The Feinstein Foundation will divide $1 million among hunger-fighting groups that raise funds during March and April. So the more we raise by April 30th, the more we receive to help end hunger here at home, and around the World.

CROP Hunger Walk is this Sunday, May 4, 2014.  Donate now.

10,000 Village Sale for CROP Hunger Walk

10000 Villages CROP FlyerTen Thousand Villages of Oak Park is offering a fund raising sale on Friday, May 9th.  While right after the CROP Hunger Walk it is just before Mother’s Day. So a benefit for all.

They are located at 121 N. Marion Street, between Lake Street and North Boulevard, in Oak Park. Please visit them on Friday, May 9th between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. They will donate 15% of the purchases during those hours.  Hopefully you and/or your Mom will benefit from the purchase.

We continue to thank our business supporters who not only donate money but also provide exposure to the community about the CROP Hunger Walk.  Please support them.

Please sign up for the walk, this Sunday.