About the Danville CROP Hunger Walk

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Established in 2008, the Danville Area CROP Hunger Walk is an interfaith fundraising event held annually in October. Our Walk benefits Church World Service and God’s Storehouse. The Danville area community has raised $143,533.00 in ten years of Walks!

What is a CROP Hunger Walk?

An interfaith fundraising event benefiting Church World Service and local non-profit organizations. The concept is simple: End hunger, one step at a time! The first CROP Hunger Walk was on October 17 in Bismark, ND. It raised $25,000 with a thousand people walking 25 miles. Today, more than 1,600 CROP Hunger Walks are held annually in 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 CROP 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?

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, visit www.godsstorehouse.org

History

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