Join the Hunger Fighters!

Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty


Read a thank you to SICM-Schenectady area interfaith colleagues, leaders, walkers, sponsors as we approach CWS/CROP Hunger Walk 2013 from Douglas J. Anderson, CWS/CROP Upstate NY Director (1976 to present)

To read it, click here.






Sunday, Sunday, May 4, 2014
Registration: 12:30 (begins)
Walk begins at 1:30 (after brief opening)
Any runners start before walkers


Emmanuel Friedens Church, 218 Nott Terrace, start and end
Route loops up State Street, then downtown to return
One rest stop approximately half way
5 K Walk - Optional “Golden Mile” available

Runners welcome but not an official race
Rain/Snow Date: None, collecting funds “upfront” is “rain insurance”


to bear witness/celebrate and to raise money for hunger-fighting efforts in Schenectady and around the world.
-25% of funds will go to local Food pantries, Community Crisis Network, and Senior Meals
-remainder will go to hunger-fighting relief, self-help development and refugee resettlement needs in the US and around the world.
-special Africa and AIDS Initiative
-at work whenever the next emergency/disaster happens


-walkers get Sponsor Records from recruiters or individually
-each participant seeks their own sponsors
-“Walk on the Web” option available for on line sponsors
-walkers turn in the top part or the whole Sponsor Record on Walk Day

JOIN US for this celebration, or sponsor another walker.

Walker Encouragement

Every walker will get a local CROP T shirt
$50+ Receive a special CROP bag
Recruiters receive a brightly colored local CROP shirt

Collecting Funds:

Turn in to recruiter; turn in the day of the event. After the event, funds should be turned in to your recruiter who can then take them to Key Bank, State& Erie branch. All checks should be made out “CWS/CROP”. For gift matching program information, contact the SICM office.


    Materials are available at Emmanuel Friedens Church from 9 to 3, Monday through Friday, 218 Nott Terrace, Schenectady. The phone number is 374-4114, and it is advised that you call first to be sure someone is at the church.  Questions?  Call 374-4114 or email

CROP Walker 2013 Download (PDF document)