Hundreds raise funds to battle hunger during May 1 Crop Walk

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’s CROP Walk drew more than 220 participants. (Contributed photo)


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.

Last year’s CROP Walk participants stroll through Farmington area neighborhoods. (Contributed photo)

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.

Press release