What is a CROP Hunger Walk?  

CROP Hunger Walk is a community-based walking event that raises awareness and dollars to fight hunger in communities across the US and around the world.  Church World Service (CWS), a global non-profit, started CROP Hunger Walk in the 1940s to help fund relief efforts at home and overseas.

Do I need to register to participate in the Muskegon CROP Hunger Walk? 

We encourage every CROP Hunger Walk walker, donor, and supporter to register on the CWS CROP Hunger Walk website (upper right corner). By registering, we are able to keep you informed of important Walk information. We are also better able to keep track of the number of walkers and donations.

How do I donate to the Muskegon CROP Hunger Walk? 

Making an individual online donation only takes a few minutes. Simply visit the CWS CROP Hunger Walk website. Locate the Donate button at the top of the page. Select ‘Find a Participant or Team to Support.’ Type ‘Muskegon’ in the search field and select the Muskegon CROP Hunger Walk. Choose the ‘Make a Donation’ (orange button) and fill in the necessary information including your method of payment (credit card, PayPal). Online donations are tracked by Church World Service (CWS) and included in our overall Walk totals.

Do I need to walk in order to be a part of a CROP Hunger Walk event? 

No, walking is not required. But we encourage participants to walk a designated route to have a sense of the struggles other face just to find food and water on a daily basis.

How are CROP Hunger Walk funds used?

The money raised through the Muskegon CROP Hunger Walk are divided between CWS (75% of proceeds) and local recipient agencies (25% of proceeds). You can learn more about the local recipient agencies by clicking on Our Recipient Agencies.

How are local recipient agencies chosen?

The Muskegon CROP Hunger Walk Planning Committee sends a Request for Funding invitation each year to local agencies that have hunger-related programs and services.  The Committee evaluates all responses, and then chooses which agencies best fit the purpose and goals of CROP Hunger Walk.