Burke Area CROP Hunger Walk
For 20 years, residents in Burke and surrounding communities have joined together to walk in the annual Burke Area CROP Hunger Walk to raise funds for both hunger and disaster relief, to help people whose names they would never know, even as they helped feed people who might be hungry in their own neighborhood.
Starting in 1993, this annual community event now celebrates raising over one quarter million dollars and making a real difference in the lives of global and local neighbors who are victims of poverty, disaster, or war.
The Burke Area CROP Hunger Walk is one of over 2,000 CROP Walks held each year as part of a nationwide effort to raise money and awareness for hunger relief. These CROP Hunger walks are communities coming together to make a difference, and everyone is welcome to participate.
The concept is simple: Ending Hunger One Step at a Time. Walkers raise money by soliciting donations (for example, from family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, employers, and places of worship) for their participation in a 6 kilometer walk (3.7 miles).
The Burke Area CROP Hunger Walk is a family-friendly event, not a race, and is fun for all ages. Adults, youth, and children are all welcome. There is no fee to participate, but all walkers must register and are encouraged to set a personal fundraising goal.
As a participant, you make a difference!
Raise Your Voice
by K.C. Clifford
CROP Hunger Walks support grassroots, hunger-fighting development efforts, meet emergency needs, and help address the root causes of poverty and powerlessness both within the United States and around the world. Walkers and their sponsors 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, to technical training and micro-enterprise loans.
In addition, each local CROP Hunger Walk supports its own community by giving back 25 percent of the funds raised to local hunger-fighting programs.