Information for Walkers

Walkers participate in the CROP Walk by

  1. Getting their walking papers
  2. Signing up sponsors who pledge or donate money
  3. Showing up at the CROP Walk before step-off
  4. Having a great time walking the route
  5. Collecting any outstanding pledges
  6. Turning in the walking papers with the collected donations

The following articles have more information.

You can sponsor a walker, or just donate to the CROP Walk online through the Concord CROP page of the CROP Hunger Walk web site. Walkers can also accept cash or checks.  Checks should be made payable to CWS/CROP.

To become a member of the CROP 20 Plus Club and win a free T-shirt, individual walkers must either obtain 20 or more sponsors before the walk or collect $500 in pledges. Anyone, youth or adult, is eligible.

Youth groups and Sunday/Sabbath School classes are invited to enter. Create a big colorful banner about what our CROP Walk does. Put your group's name on it, and bring it to the walk. Groups will gather under the "Banner Contest" sign for the "Banner Parade."

Winning banner contest groups recognized were as follows: the Youth Group from Littleton Congregational for their neat, complete, legible design; First Religious Society in Carlisle for their incredible handmade life sized boat, and the Neighboring Activists from First Parish in Concord for their leaves motif theme. Groups won pizza parties donated by Dino’s and Sorrento’s of Concord and Domino’s of Acton.

Your group's banner can be made of almost anything – an old sheet, muslin, felt – whatever captures your fancy! You may want to have your group make their CROP banner several weeks before the Walk so that you can display it and use it as publicity for the Walk.

All banners must be registered . Don't forget to bring your registration form if you haven't sent it in by the walk date.

Winners from 2019

The winning banner contest groups were:

2019 MSYG Littleton

The Middle School Youth Group from the Congregational Church, Littleton


Neighboring Activists from First Parish in Concord

Judges appreciated the children’s personalities that were displayed through their message(s). They were awarded prizes from Dino’s pizza and New London pizza.

Teens! Kids!

Help design next year’s T-shirts or a Crop poster. Bring your design with you to the CROP Walk or create a design in the ART CONTEST area when you finish walking.

If your design is chosen, you’ll get a free T-shirt.

Special Activities

Musical Entertainment

The Concord-Carlisle High School Pep Band, directed by David Gresko, will provide pre-walk musical entertainment beginning at 1:30 p.m.