Crop Walk, October 8

The Annual CROP Walk is scheduled for Sunday, October 8 from 2:00-5:30 p.m. at the STEM Academy, 2600 Hampden Drive in Lansing. Members are encouraged to walk, rock, or support those who do through donations and prayer. In addition to raising funds to alleviate hunger, the walk itself draws attention to the problems of hunger and income inequality.

The money gathered by walkers will be used to combat hunger in Lansing, the U. S., and the world. In Lansing, one-fourth of the funds go to agencies such as Advent House, the Haslett Community Food Pantry, and the Garden Project of the Greater Lansing Food Bank.

PCO achieved the largest contribution among Lansing area participating units in 2016 — $15,055. In our 38 years of participating, kids as young as six weeks old, elders over 90, and people in between have participated as walkers and rockers, garnering nearly $295,000 to fight hunger.

At right, forty of our church’s walker who participated in the Lansing CROP Walk in October, 2015, gathered at the STEM Academy.  Forty-four PCO walkers participated in 2016! PCO member contributions totaled more than $15,000 to fight hunger in Lansing, the U. S., and the world. 

Kids walk, play football, and enjoy the CROP Walk in southwestern Lansing.  On Oct. 13, 2010, one of them wrote, “it was so so so so so so so so so so so so so fun.” In 2016, youth matched a challenge of $2,000 in funds raised.
Ron Dorr, honorary marshal of the 2016 Lansing CROP Walk, is surrounded by images of some of the 50-100 the members of the Presbyterian Church of Okemos who have walked and rocked during the last 38 years.

Lunch will be served to walkers around 11:30 a.m. at our church. Members of the Islamic Center of East Lansing will eat lunch with us and participate in the walk. Join the walking/rocking this year, or sponsor a walker/rocker!