The 100 Mile Hunger Walk is an annual event founded by CWS's Chief Sustainability & Impact Officer, Maurice Bloem, in 2012 to raise awareness and funds to end hunger, poverty & injustice around the world. Inspired by the spirit of volunteerism behind the CWS-sponsored CROP Hunger Walk, a community-organized charity event that takes place in over 500 locations across the U.S. each year, Bloem set out on his own journey.
This year's 100 Mile will take place from March 26 - April 1, 2023 in Seattle, WA and our fundraising campaign will run until then. All the proceeds go to support CWS's global programs that work to create a world where there is enough for all.
This year's 100 Mile will take place from October 10 - 16 in Seattle, WA, but our fundraising campaign will run until the end of the year. We invite you and other advocates for a more just world to donate – and to join Maurice by walking in your own environments. All the proceeds go to support CWS's global programs that work to create a world where there is enough for all.
Each year Bloem walks 100 miles through our CWS & CROP communities and spends his time meeting with our CROP volunteer teams, our local agencies, local community members, political officials, students, artists, and other like-minded individuals who work to support their community, end hunger, poverty and injustice, and promote a healthy and nutritious lifestyle.
This year's theme is centered around the Inner Development Goals. We must first unlock and grow our inner capacity, skills, and abilities to fully materialize humanitarian transformation. When talking about hunger, nutrition and health in the U.S., Bloem will give special attention to the new National Strategy to help put words into action.
We will be kicking off this year’s walk on Monday, March 27th. The precise location is TBD but will be in the Seattle metropolitan area all week.
Near Seattle U on Tuesday the 28th? Come walk around campus & do a few laps with Maurice & his fellow Advisory Council members for the Center for Ecumenical & Interreligious Engagement. Or sign up here to meet with and/or Walk n Talk with Bloem. Come out for 15 minutes or several miles on any day that week, all are welcome.
Not in the area? No problem! The fastest way to make an impact is by donating or starting your own fundraising page. All funds will go directly to CWS programs to help in creating a more just and sustainable world. Every dollar you donate will be DOUBLED by our incredibly generous anonymous donor who will match the first $10k.
Have any other ideas for a partnership? We are always looking to build our network with student organizations and academics, creating more public-private partnerships, and we love working with other like-minded individuals because we know that to create effective and successful development, inclusive and strong cooperation at all levels are key.
To learn about more ways to get involved & join us this year, send us an email at email@example.com. You can also stay tuned and in the loop for more announcements, so be sure to follow us on Facebook & Instagram.