CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty; the worked CROP makes one thing of “Food Glorious Food.” There are people both overseas and in the US that do not have enough to eat. Church World Service (CWS) is the ecumenical parent of the CROP Community Walks. CWS began after World War II to help displaces persons. With today’s global movement of people escaping war and violence, CWS uses at least half of its annual budget on refugees. The other part of their budget goes to local hunger fighting agencies like The United Church’s Food Pantry and also to US and overseas development projects. For example, $50 enables a person to attend literacy classes; $110 provides emergency food for a month for a family of five. To learn more about CROP and what it does, please visit their webpage at: crophungerwalk.org.
How you can be part of the CROP Walk at the United Church:
- Walk with us on Saturday May 21st! Meet at 9:00am at the Waterfront Metro (Green Line)
- Walk starts at 9:30am at Christ United Methodist Church - 900 4th St SW, Washington, DC 20024
- Be a sponsor! You can sponsor the United Church Crop Walk by making a donation online at https://www.crophungerwalk.org/washingtondc/theunitedchurch or by giving a check to the United Church (checks payable to The United Church with Crop Walk in the note).