This year we will have a fun ride (bicycles), a fun run and the usual walk.
Sunday, October 02
Registration 1:30 PM
Opening 1:50 PM
Start of Ride, Run and Walk 2:00
Short route for young families and those that can not walk the longer route. Live band to open the Walk. Gifts for the adult and youth that raise the most money.
75% of the funds raised are sent to the Church World Service for global needs and 25% of the funds are given to the Good Samaritan Network which distributes the money where the need is greatest.
We are again pleased this year to have Nancy Chance as our honorary chairperson. Nancy is director of the Good Samaritan Network. This organization coordinates serves, particularly food, for those in need in Hamilton County.
Serve God by addressing needs of his people. God says feed my people educate participants and churches about growing local and global needs.
Educate the participants and churches about local and global needs.
Grow faith by providing hands-on opportunities to serve God that will plant or nurture seeds of faith in those that participate.
CROP HUNGER Walks are held in 1300 communities in the U.S, with 116 participants raising $12 million. About 1 in 7 people worldwide lack adequate safe drinking water. A similar number are food insecure. Forty six food pantries serve Hamilton County. One sixth of the people in Hamilton County are food insecure, with 20% of the children in Hamilton County qualifying for reduced or free lunches.
In the last 6 years, we have raised over $189,000 and walked over an estimated 10,000,000 steps together! Despite predicted rain, we had over 100 walkers at our 2014 walk and raised over $24,000!
This year our financial goal is $26,000 (one-fourth of that will go to local needs.)
Church World Service grants (25% of what we raise) totaling $5,752 were shared with over 40 food pantries and programs (distributed by Good Samaritan Network.)
$ 958.58 Sheridan Church of God Pantry
$ 958.58 Aroma Church Pantry
$ 958.59 Angel Attic Lunch Program
$ 2,875.76 Sheridan Methodist Church Lunch Program
The Hamilton County-wide Hunger Sunday is intended to increase awareness of poverty and related needs such as hunger and the lack of clean water and sanitation.
Some ideas on how your church can participate include:
• Have your pastor use a hunger theme for his/her sermon
• Take up a special collection for local needs or the CROP Walk
• Collect food for a local food pantry
• Present a Minute for Mission during the service
• Use a theme of hunger during the children’s sermon
• Host a “hunger dinner/lunch”
• Visit a food pantry during the week
• Have members sign up to walk in the CROP Hunger Walk or sponsor a walker (perhaps have the walkers stand)