50 years ago, in 1969, the first ever Church World Service CROP Hunger Walk was started.
Teens in Bismarck, North Dakota and York County, Pennsylvania decided it was time to do something for families who had to walk miles for food and clean water.
So they took to the streets and began to walk. Today, more than 80,000 Americans walk throughout the year at over 800 CROP Hunger Walks around the US. Last year alone, their efforts brought in over 8.3 million dollars to fight hunger around the world as well as in their own backyards.
As 2019 marks the…
The 100 Mile Hunger Walk is an annual event founded by CWS’s Executive Vice President, Maurice Bloem, in 2012 to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger around the world. Inspired by the spirit of volunteerism behind the CWS-sponsored CROP Hunger Walk, a community-organized charity event that takes place in over 800 locations across the U.S. each year, Maurice set out on his own journey.
Since its inception, Maurice has walked over 700 miles globally. …
Driving Change in a Changing World
No, we are not the typical lab you would think us to be. To understand who we are, you must go back to our roots starting with Church World Service (CWS), an international humanitarian aid & development organization. Having operated in more than thirty countries globally since 1946, the organization works by transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster. …
A collaborative platform to respond, grapple and create sustainable good.