CWS, CROP Hunger Walks and Food Security: A Q&A with Paul Weisenfeld of USAID

News & Updates | Posted Friday, November 4, 2011

When participants in the CWS-sponsored CROP Hunger Walk in Arlington, Va. stepped off from Arlington Forest United Methodist Church last month, among the walkers was the head of the federal bureau charged with leading the effort to implement President Obama’s global food security initiative. Paul Weisenfeld, who heads USAID’s Bureau for Food Security didn’t just walk, he also spoke to …

40 years strong: Quad-Cities CROP Hunger Walk

News & Updates | Posted Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hunger is a moving topic for folks in the Quad-Cities Area. The proof? Roughly 700 walkers from Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa, and Rock Island and Moline, Ill., took to the streets on October 2 to help fight hunger in the nation’s only bi-state CROP Hunger Walk. This year marked the 40th year for the Quad Cities CROP Hunger Walk. Ann …

Mayfield CROP Hunger Walk: ‘Being the change you want to see.’

News & Updates | Posted Wednesday, May 11, 2011

For the members of the Mayfield, N.Y., Central Presbyterian Church and others who had seen a tragedy unfolding for several days, there was no question that their commitment to helping the world’s hungry would continue. Because despite a lightning strike and a resulting fire that destroyed the church building on April 28, Mayfield residents went ahead with a CROP Hunger …

A dam walk in Texas helps kick off Spring CROP Hunger Walk season

News & Updates | Posted Wednesday, April 6, 2011

You can excuse any residents of Canyon Lake in central Texas Hill Country for referring to their town’s annual hunger-fighting walk as, “That dam walk.” The description is hardly a pejorative when the route of the walk indeed does take walkers straight across Canyon Lake Dam, which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built years ago to reduce flooding of …

Darfuri refugees in the CROP Hunger Walk

News & Updates | Posted Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A recently resettled refugee family from Darfur, Sudan, braved a cold, pouring rain to participate in last fall’s CROP Hunger Walk in Erie, Pa. The Tiras raised nearly $200 for CWS work to fight hunger in Erie and around the world. “Katie White is the Community Outreach Director of the International Institute of Erie (IIE), which resettled the Tira family …

A Walk for Community

News & Updates | Posted Friday, March 31, 2023

Scroll through the gallery to see photos of this year’s CROP Hunger Walk in Austin! Behind all the work that CWS does, there’s an underlying value that drives everything we do: community. This is such a recurring theme, that I’ve even had to pull out a thesaurus every now and then to ensure I don’t use this word too many …

Praying Twice and Walking the Talk

News & Updates | Posted Monday, March 6, 2023

Four years ago pastors Bruce and Carolyn Gillette arrived at First Presbyterian Union Church in Owego, New York. The first time they met the congregation, Bruce wore sneakers and Carolyn did a children’s sermon using a book called Most Ministers Wear Sneakers, which explains the many duties of a minister. After being selected as pastors by the congregation, Carolyn and …

Walking 4,000 Miles in 2021 for our Neighbors

News & Updates | Posted Tuesday, December 7, 2021

“Service to others is the heart of the gospel. It is through works of service, that our faith connects to God’s world.” Nestled away in the coastal town of Scituate, Massachusetts is a 66-year-old woman with a heart for serving others. Bibsy O’Donoghue has made compassion her driving force, leading her to walk 4,000 miles this year to raise awareness …

Church World Service Launches Eighth Annual 100 Mile Hunger Walk Campaign

News & Updates | Posted Monday, October 7, 2019

For Immediate Release: October 4, 2019 Contact: media@cwsglobal.org Church World Service Launches Eighth Annual 100 Mile Hunger Walk Campaign NEW YORK— Church World Service today announced that this weekend will mark the launch of the organization’s eighth annual 100 Mile Hunger Walk campaign—an initiative that both raises awareness and funds to fight hunger around the world and celebrates the power …

Walking for clean water

News & Updates | Posted Monday, July 2, 2018

It had rained all morning, so we were delighted that the rain stopped in time for the Agawam/West Springfield, MA CROP Hunger Walk this spring. It was in the upper 40s, but we stayed fairly warm during the three-mile walk along puddle-filled sidewalks. Our three-year-old enjoyed being pushed in the stroller over the water puddles and looking at the cars …