Constantine/White Pigeon CROP Walk
CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by the Church World Service (CWS) and organized by religious groups, businesses, schools and others to raise funds to end hunger in the U.S. and around the world. Walkers collect donations, with 75% of contributions going to the CWS and up to 25% going to a local tax-free organization. For the Constantine/White Pigeon CROP Walk, this includes the Constantine Community Food Pantry. When CROP began in 1947 (under the wing of the Church World Service, founded in 1946), CROP was an acronym for the Christian Rural Overseas Program. Its primary mission was to help Midwest farm families share their grain with hungry neighbors in post-World War II Europe and Asia. Today, the acronym has been outgrown, but the historic name of the program remains.