RED BANK, NJ – Less than two weeks to go for our 32nd  annual CROP HUNGER WALK in the Red Bank Area, walking 5 miles to raise awareness, funds, and food for hungry neighbors around the block, and around the world!   We can do it, with each of you coming out to Red Bank Regional High School October 21st for a 2 pm start through Fair Haven, Red Bank, and Little Silver.   Remember that the Food Drive requests Rice, Beans, and Peanut Butter for local pantries to fill their near empty shelves this autumn season.   Our goal is 12,000 pounds, or 6 tons of food.   It will all be distributed by late afternoon in a massive effort by CBA students, staff, and friends of Crop Walk.   The coordinators of this food collection will be cutting the START ribbon to send runners, walkers, and 4 legged friends on the route.   Water stops are staffed by Tinton Falls and Red Bank Rotary, Two River Community Bank, Red Bank Methodists and friends, MAST students, and Rumson Fair Haven Key Club.   Clean drinking water is something we take for granted here in the United States, but it is precious, and often not clean, in many parts of our world.   Could you do without water?  


Red Bank Regional HS Key Club will have a PHOTO OP for CROP and will join many schools, faith groups, and businesses to collect food.  Rumson Country Day School is our community leader in food collecting,    This year Shrewsbury VW is launching a big food drive in their showroom, so check out the new beetles, and our classic beetle food box, and bring a can of beans to help fill it.   Two River Community Bank branches have food boxes  around the area, as well. 

DJ J& J Music will be playing background music for our new Crop Walka Walka, led by Teen Leaders from RBC and many area schools.   And the CROP HOP has a great beat in telling the story of how we can help eradicate hunger in small ways.   An art contest, Community Garden display, affordable housing,, the Tomato Workers Coalition, will all have displays, along with our 17 local partner programs, where you can get information on how to help.  It is a family day, with clowns along the route, happy smiles, and a cup of ice cream and fresh apples at the finish line.   You’ll be glad you got involved.  

For information go to Call 732-530-7718 for materials.   See you there  in a Crop T shirt or cap, helping to stop hunger one step at a time!

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Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...