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Frequently Asked Questions for the Renton CROP Hunger Walk

What Does CROP Mean?

CROP is short for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.

What is the Renton CROP Hunger Walk?

Neighbors walking together to take a stand against hunger in our world. Different ages, faiths and backgrounds – together we raise awareness and funds for international relief and development as well as local hunger-fighting. The Renton area Walk is just one of 1600 CROP Hunger Walks that take place each year.

Why do we walk in the Renton CROP Hunger Walk?

Hungry people in developing countries typically walk as many as six miles a day to get food, water and fuel, and to take their goods to market. We walk to be in solidarity with their struggle for existence. We walk because we want to end hunger – one step at a time.

Where does the money go?

In the last 25 years, CROP Hunger walks have raised more than $300 million to help people struggling to feed their families – both around the world and around the corner. In fact, up to 25 percent of the funds raised by CROP Hunger Walks benefit the communities where they take place. See here for benefits to the Renton area.

What makes CROP Hunger Walks special?

They are community-based and interfaith. They have an impact locally and globally. And Walk donors may designate their gifts to other approved international hunger-fighting agencies.

What is your impact?

25% of funds raised assist people in need here in the Renton area. In the past 33 years, our walk has raised over $636,000 and contributed over $159,000 to Renton food agencies. Click here to see the local agencies we support.

75% of funds raised assist people in need around the world. For example,

Funds you raise in a CROP Hunger Walk help global communities to flourish.

$50 can begin a community garden for families with a hoe, shovel and seeds.

$110 can give emergency food supplies for a family of five for one month.

$300 can provide 15 biosand filters that help prevent the spread of disease.

$525 can provide seven raised planting beds with nutrient-rich soil and gardening tools.

$1000 can support 10 women with small grants to jump-start their businesses.

$3000 can install three water pumps and train local residents to maintain them for a community.

Who can walk in the Renton CROP Hunger Walk?

Anyone can participate, individually or as part of a Team. If you are under 18, you will need to have a parent signature on your registration form.

Where is the Renton CROP Hunger Walk?

We walk on the Cedar River Trail, starting at the Liberty Park Shelter in Renton. There is a 10 K (6+ mile) Walk or a Golden 1.5 Mile Walk. Runners start first.

When is the 2017 Renton CROP Hunger Walk?

The 2017 walk is Sunday May 7th, with registration 1:00 to 1:25 and the walk from 1:30 to 4:00 PM. If you can’t make it on this time and date, you can still do your own individual walk.

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