CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty. CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service (CWS) and organized by local congregations to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. The Shallotte/South Brunswick CROP Hunger Walk is sponsored by the South Brunswick Interchurch Council (SBIC).
Instead of a large gathering of walkers on one Sunday as done in the past due to COVID-19, the SBIC invited churches to participate in small-scale walks over a 5-day period. Eight SBIC churches participated in the 28th CROP Hunger Walk, raising $7,722 with 66 walkers. CWS has already sent a check for the 25% in the amount of $1,943 which will support The Lords Food Pantry.
The St. James CROP Hunger Walk was held on Sunday, November 1st, at Mulberry Park in Shallotte with 11 walkers raising a total of $2,280 to help feed the hungry locally, nationally, and around the world. St. James raised the most money of the SBIC churches in the 2020 CROP Hunger Walk and received the trophy on Friday, January 22nd, at the Shallotte Presbyterian Church Pavilion. Mike Claxton, President of the SBIC, presented the trophy to Fr. Farrell Graves, Deacon Jean Miller, and Ruth Ann Campbell-Grothe (Recruiter).
Finally, the 29th CROP Hunger Walk will take place on November 7, 2021, so please mark your calendar.
L-R Deacon Jean Miller, Fr. Farrell Graves, Mike Claxton (SBIC President), and Ruth Ann Campbell-Grothe (St. James Recruiter).