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Walk to help neighbors in need

Community members, organizations and businesses are invited to participate in the Oxford Ecumenical Council CROP Hunger Walk.  The 5K walk, which travels along roads in Oxford, will be held Sunday, October 21, 2018.  This fund-raising effort, sponsored by the Oxford Ecumenical Council, raises money for our neighbors who are hungry in this world of plenty.  One portion of the funds raised goes to Church World Service to support the work of eliminating hunger in the world.  The other portion goes to support the Oxford Ecumenical Food Shelf in their mission to assist our neighbors in need in the community of Oxford.

This is the 43rd Annual CROP Walk sponsored by the Oxford Ecumenical Council!

The Ecumenical Council has decided to make a few changes to the CROP Walk format in order to increase public awareness of the need for food both within the community of Oxford and the world at large.  It has decided to open the CROP Walk to all community members.  If you are a member of a civic organization, know a workplace that would be interested in being involved or are part of other groups (including groups of friends or family) that would be interested in helping to raise public awareness, please contact Council president John Kneeland at 508-987-1062.  Leave a message with your name & telephone number and he will return your call.

The Oxford Food Shelf has been supplying groceries to families in need for over 40 years.  In 2017 the Oxford Food Shelf distributed FREE groceries during 1,442 family visits. The family members included:

  • 165 family members ages 0 to 4
  • 1,104 family members ages 5 to 17
  • 2,095 family members ages 18 to 64
  • 517 family members ages 65 or older

For more detailed information about the Oxford Food Shelf, see the website:

For more information, to register for or to donate to the CROP Walk, see the website or contact the phone number listed above.

CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by religious groups, businesses, schools and others to raise funds to end hunger in the U.S. and around the world.