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100 Mile Walk Initiative

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.

The walk has a few key purposes:

(1) to raise awareness about hunger, poverty, displacement and disasters. (2) to celebrate and promote volunteerism, because doing anything for free is big deal & (3) to raise funds to end hunger, poverty, displacement and disasters.

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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.

 

Through the addition of our app as a means to continue engagement and give our followers a simple way to donate their miles and do good, we have collected more than 150,000 miles. This is fantastic! But to reach our goal we need YOUR help and your miles. So walk with us and walk with purpose.

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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.

Our 10th Annual 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, last year our walk and event were held virtually. Instead of walking his 100 miles through our CWS and CROP communities, Bloem walked through his own neighborhood in New Jersey and along trails in upstate NY. We ending the years 10th annual 100 Mile Hunger Walk in Mt. Kisco, NY where we `celebrated with one of CROP teams. The years theme was 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.