Freeport, Illinois — CROP began in 1947 as the Christian Rural Overseas Program with a mission to help Midwest farmers share grain with post WWII European and Asian neighbors. In 1969 the first CROP Walk was held to raise funds to help end hunger around the world and in local communities. Our local walk has been held for almost 30 years.
The 2018 Freeport Area Crop Walk will take place Saturday October 13th beginning at Debate Square, between the Freeport Public Library and Union Dairy on Douglas St. Opening ceremony and step-off will be at 9:00 a.m. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.
Walkers will be able to choose 1, 2, or 6 mile routes in the city-center area and will collect donations to support development, emergency needs and fight hunger and poverty locally and around the world. $7802 was raised in 2017 by the local participants and over $9,000,000. in 900 Walks was raised nationally. Individuals, organizations, businesses, and congregations are invited to participate.
Funds will be distributed by Church World Services, with FACC’s (Freeport Area Church Cooperative) and Freeport Salvation Army’s food pantries receiving 25% of the collected funds. For collection envelopes or information contact Rev. Hank Fairman, Hank@stjohnuccfreeport.org 815 235-2824