Hamilton County CROP Hunger Walk

a faith community walking together to serve basic human needs

The Walk

New this year

This year we will have a fun ride (bicycles), a fun run and the usual walk.


Sunday, October 07
Registration 1:30 PM
Opening 1:50 PM
Start of Ride, Run and Walk 2:00


Carmel Gazebo
Walk Distance approximately 1.0 and 3.7 miles. Parking available at Carmel United Methodist Church (126th & Range Line)


Short route for young families and those that can not walk the longer route. Live band to open the Walk.


75% of the funds raised are sent to the Church World Service for global needs and 25% of the funds are given to the Good Samaritan Network which distributes the money where the need is greatest.

Honorary Chairperson

We are again pleased this year to have Nancy Chance as our honorary chairperson. Nancy is director of the Good Samaritan Network. This organization coordinates serves, particularly food, for those in need in Hamilton County.



Serve God by addressing needs of his people. God says feed my people educate participants and churches about growing local and global needs.


Educate the participants and churches about local and global needs.


Grow faith by providing hands-on opportunities to serve God that will plant or nurture seeds of faith in those that participate.


CROP HUNGER Walks are held in 900 communities in the U.S, with 107,000 participants raising $9 million. About 1 in 7 people worldwide lack adequate safe drinking water. A similar number are food insecure. Forty six food pantries serve Hamilton County. One sixth of the people in Hamilton County are food insecure, with 20% of the children in Hamilton County qualifying for reduced or free lunches.

Over the last 10 years, we have raised over $245,000 and walked over an estimated 10 million steps together!

This year our financial goal is $25,000 (one-fourth of that will go to local needs.)

Church World Service grants to local organizations as directed by Good Samaritan Network were given to:

Youth Assistance Summer Lunch Program for Fishers and Carmel
Sheridan Methodist Summer Meal Program for Sheridan
Sheridan Church of God Pantry
Loving Hand Pantry Noblesville


Mike Ainley (Coordinator) 844-2794;wainley@indy.rr.com

Mike Coleman (WebMaster)michaelcoleman72@gmail.com

Rev. Karl Swain (Treasurer) 259-0924;karlswain@yahoo.com

Nancy Chance (Honorary Chairperson and Directory of Good Samaritan Network);nchance@gsnlive.org

Hunger Sunday

The Hamilton County-wide Hunger Sunday is intended to increase awareness of poverty and related needs such as hunger and the lack of clean water and sanitation.

Some ideas on how your church can participate include:

• Have your pastor use a hunger theme for his/her sermon
• Take up a special collection for local needs or the CROP Walk
• Collect food for a local food pantry
• Present a Minute for Mission during the service
• Use a theme of hunger during the children’s sermon
• Host a “hunger dinner/lunch”
• Visit a food pantry during the week
• Have members sign up to walk in the CROP Hunger Walk or sponsor a walker (perhaps have the walkers stand)