Hikers Against Hunger

CROP Hunger Walk — Sunday, September 18, 2022

We hike for fun, but many people have to walk long distances just to get food or clean water.

For forty years, the Saugatuck-Douglas CROP Hunger Walk has raised funds to fight hunger. One-quarter of the money goes directly to food banks in our area, while the rest supports grassroots efforts around the world.

There is a Hikers Against Hunger team in this year’s Saugatuck-Douglas CROP Hunger Walk, and here’s how you can participate: 

  1. Join the team: help raise funds and then walk with us. Follow this link, then scroll down for the blue “Join the team” button.
  2. Support the team: make an online donation of any amount! Follow this link and click the orange “Donate now” button.

Our team’s modest goal is to raise $1000 by 2:00 pm on September 18, when we will join other teams in the actual walk. The 3-mile route starts at the First Congregational Church of Saugatuck, goes across the Blue Star Bridge, passes by Douglas UCC, goes around Berry Field, and then loops back.

If you’re leery of groups that ask for money, know that CROP Hunger Walks are organized by Church World Service (CWS), a cooperative ministry of 37 Christian denominations. CWS provides humanitarian assistance without proselytizing. It also gets gets top ratings from the Better Business Bureau, Charity Navigator, and Charity Watch.