CWS Executive Vice President Maurice A. Bloem Launches 7th Annual 100 Mile Hunger Walk Campaign

August 17, 2018

NEW YORK— Church World Service — a global humanitarian organization which was formed in response to the aftermath of World War II — announces that on August 19 its Executive Vice President Maurice A. Bloem will kick off the seventh 100 Mile Hunger Walk campaign, an annual initiative that raises awareness and funds to fight hunger around the world.

Moved by the potential of volunteerism in bringing social and economic change, Bloem started building this campaign by visiting communities across the country —recruiting local leaders who expressed the willingness to walk with him ever since.

The concentration this year is on CWS’s Timor Zero Hunger Program, which works to reduce food insecurity by improving the nutritional status of pregnant/lactating women & children under the age of five.

This walk is a milestone as it is the first year he will walk outside of the U.S. and will visit the Timor Zero Hunger Program sites which he had a hand in creating years ago. The walk will start in Jakarta, Indonesia on August 19. It will continue in Kupang, West Timor, Indonesia the following day. August 21-22 will take place in Soe, West Timor through the city and the visiting the villages and the CWS program sites where we will meet with local staff and beneficiaries of this program. The last leg of the journey will be on August 23-25 in Dili, Timor-Leste. During the walk Maurice will meet with various beneficiaries, CWS board members/staff, local nutrition specialists and photographers.

The 100 Mile Hunger Walk campaign will be launching an innovative app on Sunday, 19 August,  which allows its users to earn points and compete with friends while raising funds and awareness for the Timor Zero Hunger Program. Each level unlocks a new way to support the program which works to reduce food insecurity.

Learn more and join the 100 Mile Hunger Walk at and don’t forget to donate to this great cause,

Start your journey today. Be active and do good.


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