Hike to End Hunger
Growing Projects in North Central Illinois typically gather in the fall for a joint harvest celebration featuring a meal, worship service, activities for all ages and a pie auction. When the leadership team realized that their regular event wouldn’t be possible due to COVID, they decided to come up with a new idea.
The result was a Hike to End Hunger in the Dayton Bluffs Preserve. The event took place on August 29. It was a beautiful day, with blue skies and cool fall-like weather. About 75 people hiked throughout the day, stopping along the way to learn about local history, prairie restoration and Growing Hope Globally. The event was a huge success, raising over $15,000 for the Tanzania Chamwino program.
A huge thanks to the Earlville, Mazon/Western Springs, Somonauk, and Twin Rivers/Barrington Growing Projects for finding new ways to make a difference.
Thinking of organizing a similar event in your area? Check out this handy resource put together by Growing Project Volunteer Kevin Nelson.