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.

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