In March 2012, Maurice A. Bloem embarked on a walk of 100 miles through Southern California. Bloem, Chief Sustainability & Impact Officer of CWS, knew that the urgency of the world's hunger crisis called for action on the part of every person.
Inspired by the spirit of volunteerism behind the CWS-sponsored CROP Hunger Walk, a community-organized charity event that takes place in over 500 locations across the U.S. each year, he set out on his own journey.
Over the next week he visited local food banks, met with CROP Walk volunteers and community leaders, and uploaded daily video blogs about his progress. He was also interviewed by local media outlets. Since then, the 100 Mile Hunger Walk has become an annual event taking part in different regions of the U.S.
A few years back...
we decided to ask our participants to reflect and walk in solidarity with those who walk an average of 8 miles a day to access clean water, food and to get to work or school. We also began asking people to donate their miles walked.
Their miles will be added to our collective goal of 690,000 walked miles by 2030 which are inline with the Global Goals plan to eradicate hunger by 2030. We chose 690,000 because it represents the 690 million people in our world who don't have enough to eat.
In five years we have collected more than 150,000 miles, which is fantastic, but to reach our goal we need YOUR help and your miles.
So walk with us and walk with purpose.