Our 37th Year of Fighting Hunger

We start the New Year off with discussions and planned meetings for our 37th annual Hunger Walkathon West CROP Walk.  Our continued commitment to make people aware and to raise funds for those in need is never more needed than today.

We Give Thanks

We are mindful of this photo which was published around Thanksgiving time but our resolve is to be thankful throughout the year.

Our team is already starting discussions of the things we must do to make this another successful year for the #cropwalk.  As you know, we are among the many hundreds of walk around our country and are proud of the people in our community who have helped us become #9 in the nation in 2018 in the amount raised.

2019 Stats of all walks

In addition, we were #3 in the country for online giving and that is where you can come in to help.  It is not too early to donate; register; start a team and tell your friends about what you are doing right here to help #endhungernow.

As a reminder we just past the 50th anniversary of CROP Walks in America, as this 50th anniversary video speaks to the start and continuing efforts of CROP Hunger Walks.

Please Sign up now and thank you for your making a difference to #endhungernow



Opportunity to Support PADS and CROP Walk Recipient Agency

One of our recipient agencies is PADS.  If you live in Oak Park you can click on the link to vote, you don’t have to join anything, which will help PADS. Voting ends Feb. 11, 2013.

Help support PADS.


Residents can help choose grant recipient.

With just a couple of clicks, Oak Parkers can choose which one of two local not-for-profit organizations will be eligible to receive up to $25,000 from Nicor to help fund an energy conservation project. As part of the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program Community Challenge, $50 will be awarded for every resident and business that signs up for one of six existing Nicor programs intended to help foster energy efficiency awareness and action. Depending on the selection by Oak Parkers, either the West Cook YMCA or a collection of six West Suburban PADS homeless shelters will be eligible to receive the money from Nicor. To make your choice on the recipient, just click here. Voting ends Feb. 11. More information on the Community Challenge – including what you can do to help the community reach the $25,000 prize – is posted at www.nicorgasrebates.com/challenge.