Join hundreds of volunteers who will raise funds to fight poverty and hungre during the Farmington/Farmington Hills/West Bloomfield CROP Hunger Walk, held at 1 p.m. on May 5, starting from First United Methodist Church in Farmington.
Last year, 347 local walkers raised more than $35,000. This year's goal is to have 400 walkers raise $37,000.
A portion of the locally raised funds will go to area charitable organizations that help to fight poverty and hunger, including the Baldwin Center, the Farmington-Farmington Hills Neighborhood House, the Farmington Salvation Army, the St. Alexander Church Food Cupboard, and Yad Ezra.
Farmington/Farmington Hills/West Bloomfield are among 2,000 cities and towns nationwide joining together in interfaith CROP Hunger Walks around the theme "Ending hunger one step at a time." Many of the CROP Walkers will be wearing T-shirts proclaiming their solidarity with the millions of neighbors around the world who have to walk to live -- as well as with the millions served by local food pantries, food banks, and meal sites here in the U.S.
Haiti is one part of the world where CROP Hunger Walks are making 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 is helping families and communities to rebuild homes, food supplies and livelihoods.
CROP Hunger Walks also play a role in the U.S., helping communities ravaged by floods and tornadoes to recover.
For more information about the local CROP Hunger Walk, contact First United Methodist Church of Farmington at 248-474-6573.
Source: CROP Walk press release