About the Danville CROP Hunger Walk

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Established in 2008, the Danville Area CROP Hunger Walk is an interfaith hunger education and fundraising event held annually in October.  Our Walk benefits Church World Service and God’s Storehouse.

What is a CROP Hunger Walk?

A CROP Hunger Walk is an interfaith hunger education and fundraising event benefiting Church World Service and local non-profit organizations.   The concept is simple: Ending hunger one step at a time.

The first CROP Hunger Walk began on October 17th in Bismark, ND, raising $25,000 with a thousand people walking 25 miles. CROP Hunger Walks are “viewed by many as the granddaddy of charity walks,” notes the Los Angeles Times (Oct. 26, 2009).  Today, over 1,600 CROP Hunger Walks are held annually in communities across the United States.

Where do the funds go?

Nationally, each CROP Walk raises money to support Church World Service and a local non-profit organization of choice. The Danville Area CROP Hunger Walk has designated God’s Storehouse as our local beneficiary. Therefore, 75% of funds raised goes to Church World Service, and 25% of funds raised support God’s Storehouse.

What is Church World Service?

Church World Service (CWS) was established in 1946 with 17 denominations working together to fight hunger.  Today, CWS partners with organizations in more than 50 countries, including the United States, to support grassroots, poverty-fighting development efforts. Learn more at www.cws.global.org.

What is God’s Storehouse?

God’s Storehouse is a non-profit food pantry that distributes food to those in need in Danville and Pittsylvania County.  Established in 1987, God’s Storehouse moved to its current location at 750 Memorial Drive in 2011.  For more information, call (434) 793-3663 or visit www.godsstorehouse.org

History

2013

The 6th Annual Danville Area CROP Hunger Walk was held on Sunday, October 6, 2013.

2012

The 5th Danville Area CROP Hunger Walk was held on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Read more…

2011

In 2011, approximately 450 walkers participated in the fourth annual Danville Area CROP Hunger Walk and raised over $15,000. Among CROP Walks in Virginia, our walk was ranked 6 out of 7 for amount raised, but first for number of participants. Read more…

2010

In 2010, the third annual Danville Area CROP Hunger Walk raised over $10,000 for God’s Storehouse and Church World Service. Read more…

2009

In 2009, the second annual Danville Area CROP Hunger Walk was held in October. Read more…

2008

In 2008, the first Danville Area CROP Hunger Walk raised over $11,000 with around 145 walkers. Read more…