CROP Hunger Walks are the single largest fund-raising events for the Church World Service. The Walks began in the 1960s. In 2013 over 2,000 communities in the United States staged walks to raise awareness of the problem of hunger and to raise money for both local organizations and the Church World Service to alleviate the problem. Holy Trinity congregation members have walked in the Crop Hunger Walk Raleigh since the memory of man runneth not to the contrary.
The 2014 Walk in Raleigh began at Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh and covered a three-mile route through the city center. Twenty-four Holy Trinity members joined approximately 800 others in this community-wide event. Holy Trinity walkers and their sponsors raised $4,345, including a supplemental contribution of $1,000 from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
Up to 25% of the money raised in our CROP Hunger Walk is given to local agencies that fight hunger. These include:
- The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolona
- Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
- Urban Ministries of Wake County
- Catholic Parish Outreach
- North Raleigh Ministries
The Church World Service is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal revenue Code. A personal tax deduction may be taken for all amounts pledged for participants in the CROP Hunger Walk. Pledges made even after the Walk is completed are encouraged and appreciated!
Note: CROP is an acronym for Christian Rural Overseas Program, the original name for the program begun shortly after World War II whose mission was to help Midwest farm families share their grain with hungry neighbors in Europe and Asia.
2015 Event News
Reserve the Date: The 2015 CROP Hunger Walk is scheduled for 3 pm on Sunday, October 25. The walk will begin at Broughton High School and follow a 3.5 mile route through west Raleigh. Walkers for the Holy Trinity team can sign-up and receive materials at church on Sundays from mid-September until the day of the walk. Sponsors should make checks payable to ‘CWS/CROP Hunger Walk.’ All are encouraged to make donations at www.crophungerwalk.org/raleighnc. Specify ‘Holy Trinity Lutheran Church’ as the group name.