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40th Annual CROP Hunger Walk
Sunday, May 7, 2023

This year we dedicate our 40th annual CROP Hunger Walk  to two hereos
Sylvia Menninga and Douglas J Wyman


Both were champions of the walk and served for many years. You can learn more about each of them by clicking on the button with their name.


They had a dedication of purpose in Ending Hunger One Step At A Time. We are forever grateful for their being part of our effort to help those in need.


We are one of over 600 CROP Hunger Walks held across the United States that raise money and awareness for those in need.

In 2021 we were the #5 Walk in the U.S.
In 2021 and 2022 we modified our walk to a virtual walk and we will again in 2023.
See our blogs for more information
People from organizations in Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park, Chicago, Melrose Park and Maywood get together to participate. We ask our families, friends and co-workers to support our efforts to raise money for national and international relief and development efforts by CWS Global and ten local agencies that help hungry people in our communities.
See the 2022 CWS Annual Report.

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We are so grateful for all who participated and helped us to raise $127,000.00 in 2022.

See this thank you video in appreciation of how you make a difference in people's lives.

We all know the work CWS does:

CWS Named 2022 National VOAD Member of the Year 
and also received
Charity Navigator's Four-Star Rating!

They continue to inspire us.

2023 Walk information

Our 40th annual Hunger Walkathon West CROP is dedicated to two heroes of the CROP Hunger Walk
Sylvia Menninga and Douglas J Wyman

both of whom passed this year.

Millions of families in America and around the world, go hungry every year. Help us provide them with enough to eat.


The walk will take place Sunday, May 7, 2023
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Our walk this year will be a Virtual Walk
as we have for the past 3 years.


Our Virtual Walk looks like this
You walk so others can live

Learn more on how we did it:

See the video of Doug Wyman on the 5 Steps to Raising Money for the CROP Hunger Walk.He is #3 in the nation in online fundraising for the CROP Hunger Walks.


After a two year hiatus our CROP Walk (Hunger Walkathon West) will again begin with a rally.




·       Pilgrim Congregational Churh is the location.

·       Fellowship with folks from other faith communities and organizations.

·       Inspiration.

·       Placing what we are doing in a faith context.

·       Joyful, upbeat music.




·       It will begin at 1:30 pm.

·       It will be primarily inspirational and motivational.  We’ll honor two of our recently deceased leaders, Doug Wyman and Sylvia Menninga.

·       It will be voluntary.  Attendance at the rally is not required. 

·       It will be simple and half an hour long without many of the "extras" seen in past years. 

·       There will be no pre-planned route after the rally. Each team is free to design where and how long to walk.

Click on the button for full information.

Photos & Video
from 2021

While it was a Virtual Walk we did encourage people to find their own way to walk, locally and in small groups.

Our Facebook Page shows the photos from these walks.

  • Facebook

See our video of the 2021

CROP Hunger Walk.


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