Many thanks to those who helped us raise $14,271 last October.
Why support the Crop Walk? Because you want to help families locally and abroad who are struggling with hunger.
Because a recent UN report estimates that between 690 and 783 million people in the world were hungry in 2022. This is 122 million more people than before the pandemic. High inflation, the war in Ukraine and extreme climate are all creating havoc with people’s access to adequate food. This is intolerable.
Because according to the World Economic Forum The State of Food Security in 2023: " Of the 2.4 billion people facing a lack of constant access to food, around 900 million face severe food insecurity. The impact of these conditions is particularly pronounced for children.
- Because a quarter of the money raised is returned to Madison County’s local food cupboards and the Friendship Inn. Suzanne Collins of the Hamilton Food Cupboard notes that there has been a definite increase in the number of households served in 2023. Last year they helped between 108 and 133 households. This August they assisted 194 households (166 children 261 adults, and 99 seniors.)
Church World Service’s goal is “building a world where there is enough for all”. They provide expert guidance, supplies and funding to help struggling communities overcome their most pressing challenges whether it is clean water, sanitation, child nutrition, or farming sustainably in a world of climate change. They provide assistance to the refugees, immigrants, victims of natural disasters and struggling farmers.
Thanks for helping us out this year. The steps we take - and the funds we raise - will provide meals in our community and long-lasting solutions to hunger and poverty around the world.