25th Annual Burke/Fairfax CROP Hunger Walk

Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

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The Walk is in:

Help CROP Stop Hunger

Who Benefits

CROP Hunger Walks assist hungry and impoverished people at home and around the world.

Funds raised by CROP Hunger Walkers reach millions of neighbors around the world who have to walk to live -- as well as millions served by local food pantries, food banks, and meal sites here in the U.S. These funds feed the hungry, assist uprooted people, provide disaster relief, resettle refugees, and empower families and communities around the world to help themselves

Making a Difference...

Locally:

Twenty-five percent (25%) of the funds raised stay in the Burke, Springfield, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Clifton areas to benefit the following two local agencies:

Globally:

The remainder of the money (75%) is used worldwide (including in the U.S.) by Church World Service to relieve the tragic results of catastrophic events such as earthquakes, floods, and famine. The agency also provides sustainable development and education in impoverished countries and provides refugee assistance.

More:

In addition to assisting the homeless and impoverished families of the local area, CROP Walkers have helped clean up and feed the survivors of disasters like the deadly earthquakes in Nepal, Tropical Cyclone Pam on the island of Vanuatu, and Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines, as well as providing long-term recovery assistance to Haiti and Sandy survivors, and relief and recovery to storm-beleaguered U.S. states, like Texas,  that suffered loss of life, injuries, and significant property damage from severe storms since late March 2015. CROP also supports long-term development projects in the world's poorest communities... projects which can break the cycle of hunger and poverty like agricultural training, health clinics, micro-businesses, schools, and fresh water wells in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

CROP Hunger Walk

Photo: Ceasar Sharper

The Need is Great...

Around the World:

Over 900 million people are hungry worldwide – that's nearly three times the population of the U.S. and more than one of every seven people on the planet, and as many as half of them are children.
World Food Program (WFP)

At Home:

If all 50.2 million Americans living in food-insecure households stood in line at a food pantry in New York City, the line would stretch to Los Angeles and back. Twice.

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)

I never look at the masses as my responsibility. I look at the individual. I can love only one person at a time. I can feed only one person at a time. Just one .... So you begin….I began. I picked up one person —Maybe if I didn’t pick up that one person I wouldn’t have picked up 42,000. Just begin….one....
–Mother Teresa