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: 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.