CROP Walk 2009

Hunger and poverty are rampant in our world, and escalating in the current economic conditions. Something can and must be done about them. Our local CROP Hunger Walk is a great place to start. For a few hours and a few miles, friends and neighbors will be coming together to, in the words of I John 3:18: ", not in word or speech, but in truth and action."

On Sunday, October 18 at 1:30 p.m., the Hammonton CROP Hunger Walk will be held to show our love and active concern for neighbors in need near and far. The participants, ranging from newborns to nonagenarians, will be raising funds to change the world in real and measurable ways -- digging wells that will bring clean water to villages; providing seeds and tools so that people can grow their own food; helping communities and families rebuild after disaster. Whether it's responding to devastating floods across the central U.S., or helping to construct a sand dam in Kenya, CROP Hunger Walks are making a difference.

CROP Hunger Walk funds will benefit the overall work and ministry of Church World Service -- working around the world to help those in need help themselves through refugee assistance, self-help development programs, advocacy, and disaster relief. And, it's important to note that 25 percent of what we raise will help local food pantries in their important work here in Hammonton.

So please mark your calendars and come CROP Walk with us! Together -- with your family, group, or congregation -- we can walk to change the world, one step at a time.

And if you can't walk on that day, or just want to broaden your horizon of sponsors, you can walk on the Web with us. Visit to find out how.

For more information, please contact Rev. Giuseppe Mattei at 609-561-4488, or visit us at

The walk will start on the grounds of St. Martin R.C. Church on Egg Harbor City Rd. in Hammonton Sunday, October 18 at 1:30 p.m.