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?
Due to COVID-19, this year our walk and event will mostly be held virtually and any events we do have will follow safety measures to protect our community. Instead of walking his 100 miles through our CWS and CROP communities, Bloem will be walking through his own neighborhood in New Jersey and along trails in upstate NY. We will be ending this years 10th annual 100 Mile Hunger Walk in Mt. Kisco, NY where we will celebrate with one of CROP teams. This years theme is centered around how one can inspire many to create change, and there is no better example of this than through our CROP hunger walks which are almost completely volunteer lead.
Although we normally meet with the volunteers who inspired this walk during this week, we are now asking everyone who feels strongly about being advocates for a more just world to join us and to walk or take action today to help us end hunger. Our 100 Mile will take place from October 11-17th, but our 100 Mile Hunger Walk app campaign and fundraising campaign will run until the end of the year. All the proceeds go to support CWS's global programs that work to create a world where there is enough for all.
Below you will find a number of ways to learn more about what we do and how you can continue to get involved and put your feet where your heart is.
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 the 2020 United Nations General Assembly.
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