FANWOOD, NJ -- The CROP Hunger Walk is Sunday, Oct. 25, starting at 2:00 p.m. at the Fanwood Presbyterian Church, with sign-in at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to participate in this 5 km (3-mile) CROP WALK which will reduce hunger. Please wear a mask and maintain 6 feet social distancing. Those who prefer walking on their own may walk any 3-mile route, anywhere they choose, on Oct. 25 or on any day(s) that week.

You may register online at to be a walker. You can then raise funds by emailing all your friends in your email contacts and asking them to go to this same website to pledge a donation supporting your walk. Those friends who choose to donate by writing checks (payable to: CWS/ Crop) or giving cash may send these donations to you. You may deliver these donations to the CROP WALK mailbox at Fanwood Presbyterian Church’s office by Nov. 13.

CROP is ‘Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty’. CROP Hunger Walks are interfaith events that build support by raising funds to reduce hunger around the world, as well as to support local needs. This year, 25% of the money raised will provide scholarships for childcare at the Fanwood/ Scotch Plains YMCA and JCC for local children to learn remotely, allowing their parents to return to work. The walks also show global solidarity with the millions in poverty who must walk miles every day in search of food and water. For more information, go to and click on “About”.

CROP WALKS are a source of income for more than 1,500 local food banks and soup kitchens in the U.S.A. Those unable to walk 3 miles may participate in a rocking chair during the CROP WALK to raise money. You can be part of this walk to reduce hunger by walking, rocking, or by donating to support a participant. Contact person: August Ruggiero (908) 889-5948