Monday, March 21, 2011

Evansville CROP's new website

The Evansville CROP Walk for Hunger has a new website.

You can keep up with the latest CROP happenings now at: http://www.evansvillecropwalk.org.

CROP Hunger Walk Team meets new Regional Director for Church World Service

The Vanderburgh County CROP Hunger Walk Team met with the new Regional Director of Church World Service for Indiana and Kentucky.

The new Regional Director is John Dolon.

Over lunch we met for almost two hours discussing ideas for the forthcoming Hunger Walk on November 5, 2011. One of our purposes for the meeting was to discuss how to get more congregations and other groups to participate.

We will also be helping John to find contacts in other neighboring counties to begin walks in their own communities.

One big topic was learning and working to use the internet and on-line giving in productive ways.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Evansville CROP Walk establishes new email newsletter

Today the Evansville Hunger Task Force established a new email newsletter for the Evansville CROP Walk. The mailing list will be used to send out critical updates leading up to the local CROP Walk on Saturday, November 5, and for follow-up reports on the success of the Walk.

CROP Walkers and other supporters are encouraged to sign up for the E-Walk to receive periodic updates of the latest news regarding this year's CROP Walk.

The annual Evansville CROP Walk supports the work of Church World Service nationwide and internationally, as well as the Tristate Food Bank and the Evansville Food Pantry system.

Church World Service, a cooperative ministry of 36 denominations throughout the world, receives 75 percent of the proceeds from the walk. Working with partners in the United States and around the world, Church World Service builds interfaith and intercultural coalitions to eradicate hunger and poverty and promote peace and justice. Its ministries range from disaster response in the United States and other parts of the world to long-term sustainable grassroots development in more than 80 countries, including our own.

The Tri-State Food Bank and the Emergency Food Pantry System of Evansville divied equally the remainder of the proceeds. The Food Bank serves food pantries, soup kitchens and other programs feeding the hungry in 33 Tri-State counties. The Food Pantry System will serve more than 17,000 four-day supplies of food to local families this year.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

2011 CROP Walk Date and 2010 CROP Update

IMPORTANT CROP NOTES AND QUESTIONS

The 2011 CROP Hunger Walk will take place on Saturday, November 5. The walk will begin and end at East Side Christian Church. Please mark your calendars.

Are any of you still collecting money? We need to know this as soon as possible for our final report.

Have any of you sent funds directly to Church World Service? If so please let us know the amount so that you can be credited. Church World Service has informed us that they have received "Church Money" but did not tell us which churches sent it.

Thanks for your help.

Rev. Phil Hoy, CROP Walk Chair

812 437 9295
revgph@aol.com

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Quick Update -- First Report

CROP Walk Report
Thanks to all of you who walked or donated this year for the CROP Hunger Walk.
We had 77 walkers from 17 groups and so far have raised $5,182.25.
If you have more funds to turn in please let us know.
Thank you.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel has declared "CROP Hunger Walk Day"



Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel has declared Saturday, November 6th as "CROP Hunger Walk Day".

There is still time to join us if you haven't yet...


The 38th annual CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walk will take place Saturday, November 6, 2010

Location: East Side Christian Church

Time: Registration is from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m.

Walk Begins at 10 a.m.

CROP, or Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty, is the oldest event of its type in the Evansville area, and the Evansville CROP Walk is the longest running CROP walk in the state of Indiana.

Monies raised for the CROP Walk are divided between Church World Service, the Tristate Food Bank, and the Evansville Food Pantry Consortium.

For more information, contact:

Rev. Phil Hoy, CROP Walk Chair
revgph@aol.com

Friday, October 8, 2010

River City Clowns at CROP Walk for Hunger

Come early (9 AM!) to enjoy the River City Clowns on Saturday, November 6, at Eastside Christian Church, at the corner of Weinbach Avenue and Bayard Park Drive. The clowns will be face-painting and creating balloon sculptures from 9-10 AM, during registration at the 38th Annual CROP Walk for Hunger.

River City Clowns is a chapter of Smiles Unlimited Universal Clown Ministry, an inter-denominational clown ministry committed to the excellence in clowning at healthcare facilities and hospitals or wherever the healing power of humor can best serve those in need.

The 38th Annual CROP Hunger Walk will be held this year on Saturday, November 6, 9:00 AM, beginning and ending at East Side Christian Church, at the corner of Weinbach Avenue and Bayard Park Drive (map).

CROP, or Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty, is the oldest event of its type in the Evansville area, and the Evansville CROP Walk is the longest running CROP walk in the state of Indiana.

Monies raised for the CROP Walk are divided between Church World Service, the Tristate Food Bank, and the Evansville Food Pantry Consortium.

Two trainings are being held for CROP Facilitators on September 20: at 9 AM and at 7 PM. Both will be held at East Side Christian Church.

For more information, contact:

Al Spilman - alfred.spillman@gmail.com
Rev. Phil Hoy - revgph@aol.com




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