CROP Hunger Walks help to support the overall ministry of Church World Service, especially grassroots, hunger-fighting development efforts around the world. In addition, each local CROP Hunger Walk can choose to return up to 25 percent of the funds it raises to hunger-fighting programs in its own community.
CROP Hunger Walks help to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs. From seeds and tools, to wells and water systems, to technical training and micro-enterprise loans, the key is people working together to identify their own development priorities, their strengths and their needs something CWS has learned through some 68 years of working in partnership around the world.
Twenty-five percent of the pledges raised through the walk return to seven area food pantries. The remainder is used to fight hunger throughout the United States and other areas of the world.
The Williams Bay Crop Walk is held each Fall. The walk starts with registration at the Williams Bay Fieldhouse at 12:30 p.m., with the walk stepping off at 1 p.m. There are several routes, including a stroller route and 1-, 3- and 6-mile walks through the Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy, on the George Williams College campus and the Geneva Lake lakefront.