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Walk With Us In The

36th Annual Charlotte CROP Hunger Walk 

Sunday, October 19, 2014


 NEW VENUE - Independence Park (Corner of East 7th Street & Hawthorne Lane)

 on the side with the playground and ball fields.

 Registration and Street Festival begins at 1:00 pm and CROP Walk begins at 2:30 pm.



Join us Sunday, October 19, 2014 for the 36th Annual Charlotte CROP Hunger Walk!


Our goal for this year's walk is $360,000.


We are walking for hunger at home and abroad.


Our Planning Team is working hard to ensure that this year's walk is the best ever. We encourage you to start recruiting others to join your walk team and to determine your 2014 fundraising goal. Our Honorary Co-Chairs, former Charlotte City Councilwoman, Nancy Carter and WBAV 101.9FM Radio Personality, Beatrice "Bea" Thompson and our Walk Day Mistress of Ceremonies, Maureen O'Boyle (WBTV) look forward to walking side-by-side with you as we raise money to help our neighbors in need.


Since this is our 36th year, we are encouraging walkers to join us in the Power of 36 Challenge!  To be a part of the challenge, make a personal commitment to contribute a minimum of $36 and to encourage others to support your efforts with a pledge of at least $36.  In addition to this being our 36th anniversary, the number 36 is significant because it represents lives saved.  


Every $36 dollars raised saves the lives of two infants who are at-risk for malnutrution and living in poverty in countries all around the world.  Each $36 contribution provide live-saving micronutrients that will feed two infants for the first 1,000 days of life.  Locally, your donation of $36 allows our local food bank to feed a family of four for nearly two and a half weeks. A contribution of $36 allows our local food pantries to provide fifteen children with a week's supply of fresh dairy products such as yogurt and cheese, which is so important for strong bones and healthy teeth.

Walk Day Schedule:

 12:45 pm – 1:40 pm    Musical Selections by A Sign of the Times Trio

1:00 pm – 2:25 pm      On-Site Walk Registration & CROP Walk Street Fair Activities


1:45 pm – 2:25            Pre-Walk Stage Program hosted by WBTV’s Maureen O’Boyle

 Program to include:

  • Opening prayer by Dr. Dennis Foust, Pastor – St. John’s Baptist Church
  • Remarks from the 2013 Honorary Charlotte CROP Hunger Walk Co-Chairs
  • Walk Warm-Up by the Queen City Dance Out ZUMBA Team

 2:30 pm -- START of the 36th Annual Charlotte CROP Hunger Walk!

(Start of the walk will include a countdown and sounding of a siren.  Please NOTE, the walk will start at the END of the siren sounding.)

PLEASE stay on the route and BEHIND THE LEAD POLICE CAR and the CROP Walk Banner Bearers! Stay inside the traffic cones and follow the directions for the Police and Traffic Monitors.


Additional Information:

Pre-Walk/Post-Walk Meal Option:

Looking for a place to grab a bite or enjoy a meal with family and friends before or after the CROP WALK?  There will be two food trucks on-site at Independence Park!  Vito’s Pizza and The Plated Palette will also offer vegan and vegetarian options.  They will be located on the basketball court inside the Park.  Their menu is tasty and they will donate a portion of Sunday’s sales towards the Charlotte CROP Hunger Walk.  Check out their menus – and



  • · NO RUNNING. For the safety of all participants, running is not allowed.
  • · NO PETS. Only certified guide animals are permitted.
  • · NO SMOKING. This includes e-cigs.
  • · NO BIKES, BALLS, RECREATIONAL WHEELS (i.e., mopeds/motorcycles, skateboards, scooters, long boards, etc.).

Strollers and wagons are permitted.

Canned Goods Collection:

There will be a canned goods collection bin at the Second Harvest Food Bank Tent -- If members of your team are planning to bring canned goods and other NON-PERISHABLE food items, please have them drop their items off at the Second Harvest Tent on Walk Day!


CROP T-Shirt Sales:

The 2014 Charlotte CROP Walk T-shirt will be available for purchase on Sunday, October 19th! Available sizes: Adult Small –XL.  There a LIMITED number of 2X and 3X available.  T-shirts will be sold $10 for one and $20 for three.  The T-Shirt Sales Tent will take cash, check and CREDIT CARDS!