Hundreds of area residents will help fight hunger and poverty during the May 1 CROP Walk, which steps off at 1 p.m. from First United Methodist Church in downtown Farmington.
Last year, 226 walkers, over 30 volunteers, and the support of over 60 local businesses and faith organizations helped raise over $31,000, a portion of which went to organizations that fight hunger in Farmington, Farmington Hills and West Bloomfield, including the Baldwin Center, the Farmington-Farmington Hills Neighborhood House, the Farmington-area Salvation Army, the St. Alexander Food Pantry, and Yad Ezra.
The Farmington/Farmington Hills/West Bloomfield CROP Hunger Walk has set a 2016 goal of 250 walkers and hopes to raise $33,000 to help stop hunger and poverty here in our local community and around the world, through self-help initiatives.
Haiti is one part of the world where CROP Hunger Walks have made a big difference. In the aftermath of the killer earthquake, Church World Service was there with much-needed emergency assistance. With the recovery effort in full swing, CWS helped families and communities to rebuild homes, food supplies and livelihoods. CROP Hunger Walks also play a role in the U.S., helping to alleviate hunger locally as well as helping communities ravaged by floods, tornadoes, and other disasters to recover.
For more information about the Farmington/Farmington Hills/West Bloomfield CROP Hunger Walk, contact First United Methodist Church of Farmington, 248-474-6573.