RED BANK, NJ - In two months we head out on our 31st Red Bank CROP Hunger Walk! This year our 5 mile walk goes from Red Bank Regional High School on WORLD FOOD DAY! Area recruiters from congregations of many faiths, public and private schools and civic groups are planning in this summer heat for a record turnout and also a record food collection for local pantries. This year's walk will also honor the memory of Sue Glossbrenner, a Crop volunteer for 32 years here in Monmouth County, and the longest serving member of our coordinating committee. Every sponsor sheet, information sheet, and poster passed through her hands (and her front door) as friends and strangers came to pick up materials and be part of our successful effort to fight hunger right here at home. Crop Walk helps 17 local programs and pantries in their daily challenges to meet increasing needs of families who have lost homes and jobs. .
We've been walking in the Red Bank Area since 1981 to raise funds to support our local hunger fighting partners. Last year's collection of 11,000 pounds of peanut butter, beans and rice, sorted and distributed by CBA student volunteers, went to 20 local pantries. Crop Walk, the community hunger appeal of Church World Service, also makes possible an immediate response to events such as Hurricane Katrina, floods, tornadoes, droughts, and manmade disasters around our country. Our efforts help resettlement of displaced people locally and around the world along with long term rebuilding in Joplin, Missouri, in Japan, in Haiti, and in many other places. CWS provides blankets, tents, water tablets, food packages, hygiene kits, and much more, bringing hope into seemingly hopeless situations..
For walk information go to our website or email us. WALK DAY is fun and educational for the whole family, with music, clowns, art contest, and refreshments, and you'll feel good at the end of the day. Our Tee shirt logo is Heart and Sole into ending Hunger! Our $1 walk wristbands will be available around downtown Red Bank and through schools and churches. Check out our site below to see where you can get yours!
Post on Sue Glossbrenner on our website http://www.redbankcropwalk.com/2011/08/well-walk-in-memory-of-sue-glossbrenner.html