The Lansing area CROP Walk is Sunday October 14 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church located at 1900 Boston Blvd in Lansing. Join The Peoples Church walking team or sponsor a walker by signing up in the north entrance or logging on to crophungerwalk.org/lansingmi and search for The Peoples Church team.
When CROP began in 1947 (under the wing of Church World Service, which was founded in 1946), CROP was an acronym for the Christian Rural Overseas Program. Its primary mission was to help Midwest farm families to share their grain with hungry neighbors in post-World War II Europe and Asia. Today, CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by religious groups, businesses, schools and others to raise funds to end hunger in the U.S. and around the world.
CROP Hunger Walks help to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs. From seeds and tools to wells and water systems, the key is people working together to identify their own development priorities, their strengths and their needs—something CWS has learned through 70 years of working in partnership around the world.
CROP Hunger Walks help to support the overall work of Church World Service, particularly grassroots development efforts around the world. In addition, the CROP Hunger Walk sends 25 percent of the funds it raises to hunger-fighting programs in own community. The local agencies are Advent House Ministries, Greater Lansing Food Bank, Sparrow Clinton Hospital Foundation, The Garden Project, South Lansing Ministries, Southside Community Kitchen, and Volunteers of America.