7 Local Agencies We Walk For

7 Local Agencies

This Sunday at 2 p.m. we start the 33rd annual CROP Hunger Walk in the communities of Oak Park, Forest Park, River Forest and the Austin neighborhood in Chicago.

The walk, which raises money and awareness, on the issue of hunger: around the corner from where you live to around the world.

The local agencies we donate 25% of the proceeds to are:

Cluster Tutoring Program
Forest Park Food Pantry
Housing Forward
OPRF Food Pantry
Pine Avenue Food Pantry
Proviso Food Pantry
St. Eulalia Quinn Center Food Pantry

Cluster Tutoring Program: CROP funds purchase nutritious snacks for Austin students, grades K-12, who meet weekly during the school year with a trained volunteer tutor.

Forest Park Food Pantry: CROP funds help stock the pantry with food. Located in the Forest Park Community Center, this pantry is supported 100% by free-will donations and the CROP Walk.

Housing Forward: In 2014, provided a total of 543 clients with 12,765 nights of shelter services and 38,295 meals.

OPRF Food Pantry: CROP funds help stock the pantry with food the year around.

Pine Avenue Food Pantry: CROP funds help buy food for the pantry. This pantry serves an area in Austin where no other food pantry is available.

Proviso Food Pantry: CROP funds help with the purchase and pick-up of food and other supplies. They provide food aid Saturday mornings for registered families coming from the entire Proviso township. (Over 100 per week).

St. Eulalia Quinn Center Food Pantry: CROP funds are used for the purchase and delivery of food and supplies for pantry operating 3 afternoons a week. In 2008 they provided food or holiday food to over 1200 families.

Become part of the solution in helping people receive much needed food for their family.  Join us Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.  You can and do make a difference.

 

It’s Easy to Give Online

How easy is it?  Well see this video is on how easy it is to give online; setup a team and let your family and friends know about donating online for the CROP Hunger Walk in Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park and Austin.  The Walk is Sunday, May 3, 2015.

Signup now and donate.  It’s Just That Easy.

Have questions or need help –  fill out the form below.

100 Mile Walk Passed Through Oak Park Today

It was a pleasure to meet Maurice A. Bloem, V.P. of Church World Service on his walk today through Oak Park.  Several of the CROP Hunger Walk team met with him this morning and visited 2 food pantries, Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry and Forest Park Food Pantry.

 

Maurice has been posting his blog throughout his walk, so click on the blog link to learn more about his journey and dedication to Women’s Empowerment.  Please support him through a donation toward his goal of his courageous 100 mile walk.

We all support his efforts to make the issue of hunger known throughout the region.

 

Happy Father’s Day

A celebration of fatherhood is a day in which we honor those special men in our lives.  It is a family gathering and in most cases has food at its center.  We are reminded that there are those less fortunate and yet should be acknowledged for their role in their child’s life.

Consider giving to those families who still need help in having a Happy Father’s Day.

Donate on their behalf.

 

Recruiters Kick-Off This Sunday

We are looking forward to meeting all of the fine people who take on the role of “recruiter” for the Crop Walk. A recruiter is one who champions the CROP Hunger Walk and provides information for the people within their church or organization.  Without them our reach to inform people would be much more difficult. Their efforts will help those who are hungry improve the quality of their lives. Their activities will promote the goodness of their actions and help that those who are hungry improve the quality of their life.

The Kick-Off gives each of them “Walk” materials they will need to get the most exposure for the CROP Hunger Walk.  We will also have technology available for them to sign-up their teams and goals for this year.

We look forward to seeing them, old and new. We hope to provide inspiration for Sunday, May 4, 2014, answer any questions, and most of all, express our deep gratitude for the work they will be doing.

Sunday: May 9, 2014Time: 2 p.m. (Daylight Savings Time)
Location: First United Church
848 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60301