The 100 Mile Hunger Walk
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, Bloem set out on his own journey.
How does it work?
This year will be a little bit different. Due to COVID-19, Bloem will not be walking his 100 miles through our CWS and CROP communities, but through his own neighborhood in New Jersey. Instead of meeting with the volunteers who inspired this walk, we are asking others who feel strongly about being advocates for a more just world to join Bloem and walk in their own environments.
The walk will take place from Monday, October 5 to Friday, October 9. Bloem plans to begin his journey for the 9th year in a row to walk in solidarity with those who walk long, dangerous paths to safety, to water, to work and to simply survive. Additionally, from October 5 - January 5 we will be running our CWS Global App campaign highlighting the hunger crisis.
Below you will find a number of ways to learn more about what we do and how you can continue to get involved to show your support in helping us end hunger around the world.
We are thrilled to announce that the 100 Mile Hunger Walk has been awarded the 2020 Pioneers in SDGs: Change Maker Award by The Journalists and Writers Foundation at this year’s United Nations General Assembly.
Who 'We' Are
The CWS Incubation Lab was conceptualized in response to these changing demands. We strive to become experts at designing and implementing groundbreaking new projects, facilitating collaborative partnerships, and trying out new solutions to complex and deep-rooted problems. Our philosophy is that we can benefit both from the strength of our experience and our willingness to venture into new territory.
We hope to promote a culture of cooperation and creativity in the development field and the nonprofit sector as a whole, starting with CWS, while developing deep, personal working relationships.
CWS Incubation Lab’s mandate is to investigate, explore & experiment innovation initiatives. The intent is to be able to “inject” proven strategic initiatives into CWS, in order to further drive effectiveness & efficiencies.
We strive to develop innovative new projects that engage diverse communities in building a better world. We look for effective new vehicles for fundraising through better engagement from diverse audiences, leverage technology & forging new partnerships.