The Greater Greensboro CROP Hunger Walk was
begun in 1981 by the Reverend J. Doane Stott and Mrs. Flora Belle Stott, a
retired missionary couple who long supported CROP in its work to fight the root
causes of hunger around the world.
Though modest in its beginnings, the
Greater Greensboro CROP Hunger Walk quickly grew and in 1985, the Southeast
Guilford and Northwest Guilford satellite walks were added. In 1989, one
additional satellite walk was added in Brown Summit, bringing the Walk to its
current size of one main walk with three satellite walks.
As the walk has grown over the years, the location has had to be changed as well. What once
could be contained in Grimsley Stadium was moved to the War Memorial Stadium in
the late 80's, to the Greensboro Coliseum in the early 90's, and finally to the
New Bridge Bank Park in 2005 where the walk is still held and annually welcomes
nearly 5,000 walkers.
Currently, the second largest walk in the nation,
The Greater Greensboro CROP Hunger Walk plans to continue to lead the nation in
raising money to help end hunger domestically and around the world. Celebrating
our 30th Anniversary in 2010, we hope to raise more money than ever before to
help those less fortunate.
We normally bag on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 10:00 a.m., in the Old Fellowship Hall area.
On the 4th Sunday of each month, we make sausage biscuits from 9 - 9:30 am in the Old Fellowship Hall.
Then deliver the blessing bags and biscuits at 9:30 a.m. out into the community.
Anyone is welcome to join us!
Below are few things that we try to put in each bag:
These bags are packed separately and optionally offered to individuals to meet one of both needs.
Food Bag with items such as:
Pudding / Fruit / Applesauce Cups
Individual Packs of Crackers
Potted Meats, Tuna, Chicken (when available)
Beef Jerky Stick
Flavored Drink Packets (optional)
Toiletry Bag with items such as:
Collecting for December - February:
In the winter, we hope to offer, blankets, gloves, toboggans, hand warmers, scarfs, hats, socks, etc to meet the needs on those cold days and nights.
Travel Size Items –
If you travel and stay in a hotel, collect the toiletries they put in the bathroom and donate for our bags.
We can use any items you would like to donate. We have a misc. box that we keep in case someone is in need of special items" individual kleenex, dental floss, cough drops, hard candy etc.
Thank you for your support!