Mequon United Methodist Church Supports 2009 CROP Walk

Oct. 13, 2009

Mequon United Methodist Church was among many groups and individuals that participated in this year's CROP Walk, which took place on Saturday, October 10. CROP is the community hunger appeal of Church World Service and stands for "Communities Responding to Overcoming Poverty". CROP's motto is, "We walk because they walk", proclaiming solidarity with the millions of neighbors around the world who have to walk to live -- as well as with the millions served by local food pantries, food banks, and meal sites here in the U.S.


Sadly, more than 33 million U.S. citizens--one in ten households--cannot afford to meet their basic food needs. Central America is one part of the world where CROP Hunger Walks are making a big difference. In Guatemala, for example, indigenous families -- especially the women -- are learning how to grow more and better foods for their families, using appropriate technology such as greenhouses and catchment irrigation, alongside creative solutions of their own design -- used tires as mini-garden planters. They are also learning how to organize themselves, how to gain social and economic empowerment, and how to market their extra harvest.


Mequon United Methodist Church also hosted a bake sale with donated fresh bakery items baked by church members, with the proceeds donated to CROP. For those interested in walking the 1 to 3 mile walk next year, The CROP walk occurs usually on the 2nd Saturday of October. More information on Church World Service and the CROP walk can be found at


This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.

Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Homestead teacher agrees to resign 12:28 PM

» Updated rankings of area prep boys and girls basketball teams and players 12:10 PM

» Homestead teacher is stepping down under deal Updated:  11/27

» River Lane Inn in Brown Deer sold to Pastiche owner Updated:  11/25

» Whitefish Bay Holiday Stroll coming on Friday 11/25

» Bomb squad examines grenade found in Brown Deer house 11/25

» Inspired by Popp, Homestead seizes fifth state football title 11/25

» Sport Shorts: Nov. 26, 2015 11/25

» Shorewood robbery suspects face charges 11/25

» River Lane Inn will become Pastiche 11/25

» Woodland champion Shorewood girls basketball team looks for third title 11/25

» Homestead girls basketball team has high expectations 11/25

» Highlanders rejoice over state football title 11/25

» Shorewood School District raises $1 million for STEAM programs 11/24

» Crews battle house fire in Brown Deer; 2 cats killed Updated:  11/23

» Cats, guinea pig die in fire 11/23

» Mequon woman reported missing 11/23

» Homestead wins fifth state football title, 28-12, over Waukesha West 11/20

» Build-your-own pizza place coming to Shorewood next year 11/20

» Shorewood families want to host Syrian refugees 11/20

» Updated state championship game rankings of area prep football teams and players 11/19

» Homestead football team faces uphill title fight against West 11/18

» Wolf and Zortman fill in each other's gaps well 11/18

» Apartments, assisted living pitched in Mequon development 11/18

» Mequon-Thiensville's Demond Means says MPS role won't interfere with his day job 11/18

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss



Local Business Directory