Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee

Photos by Mary Jane Huber


Save the Date! Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018

Greater Milw CROP Hunger Walk

Food pantry partners, entertainment
Site: McKinley Park shelter on lakefront south of McKinley Marina, 1750 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.
Time: Free registration starts 12:15 p.m.
2-mile lagoon walk is at 1:30 p.m.

The 32nd Annual Greater Milwaukee CROP Hunger Walk will offer some exciting new features and opportunities in addition to easing hunger and drawing a festive, diverse crowd of children and adults from many faiths, cultures and races. It is being co-sponsored by UnitedHealthcare.

  • Latino Arts Mariachi Juvenil musicians from the Latino Arts Strings Program will perform before the 1:30 p.m. start of the walk. For every person who does our hunger walk, a donor has agreed to give $1 to support a 2018 tour by this award-winning youth group.
  • This year, part of the monetary pledges and donations that are collected in advance for mostly international relief and development will go to two local walk partners:

Bay View Community Center Food Pantry
Central City Churches Outreach Ministry Food Pantry

  • Few walkers have been doing the 5-mile walk through the city. To better use our resources, this year we will offer only the 2-mile walk around the lakefront lagoon. But “long walkers” who want to be in solidarity with people in other countries who walk miles for fresh water will have the option of carrying a gallon jug of water and can go around the lagoon twice.
  • We expect to again have the costumed Buddy the Wonder Mutt making a balloon hats and animals for children, a henna artist, cookies, and more.

    And, of course, bring a donation of nonperishable food to the walk site for the Hunger Task Force to distribute to area food pantries. Contact us if you would like a food donation container placed at your congregation or your organization's work site.

Many congregations and organizations help collect monetary pledges to support the work of Church World Service and other international organizations. A total of up to 25% of those donations will go to two local food pantries this year and to the Interfaith Conference to help support organizing the walk. For collection envelopes and other donation materials, call Diana Wollach at (414) 276-9050 or email

CROP Hunger Walk 2016

A look back ...

The Interfaith Conference organized its 31st annual Greater Milwaukee CROP Hunger walk at Milwaukee’s lakefront on Oct. 9, 2016 to create awareness of hunger, to raise food donations for local distribution, and to raise monetary donations for Church World Service’s international and domestic relief and economic development efforts, and for some other agencies designated by donors. The 2016 walk, co-directed by Norma Duckworth and volunteer Diana Wollach, drew about 350 adults and children from a wide range of faiths and ethnicities. It collected over 11,000 pounds of food for the Hunger Task Force and raised over $24,000 for international and national relief and development.

A big thank you to St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Greendale, which collected 6,000 pounds of nonperishable food at the church site for the CROP Walk,

In addition, Concordia University in Mequon collected nonperishable food from students, staff and faculty as part of our CROP Hunger Walk effort.

AND...Tikkun Ha-Ir of Milwaukee collected fresh produce at the lakefront walk site for the second consecutive year to improve the diets of food pantry clients by having people bring produce from their gardens or from the store. The Hunger Task Force distributed the produce. This was an extension of Tikkun Ha-Ir's success Surplus Harvest Milwaukee project.

Dozens of volunteers from area schools and congregations helped make this year's walk a success.

Some 70% of donations go to Church World Service or other designated international agencies to address hunger, provide disaster relief and foster economic development. The remainder helps fund the walk itself and some local outreach.

Site & Parking

(click map to enlarge)

Walkers and Volunteers

Money and Food Collected in 2016
Funds Raised: Nearly $24,000
Food Collected: 11,000 lbs.+

Thank you all for your generous support.

+ Zion United Church of Christ
Whitnall Park Lutheran Church 16
Wauwatosa Avenue
United Methodist Church
Underwood Memorial Baptist Church 2
St. Stephen the Martyr Lutheran Church 1
St. Stephen Catholic Congregation 1
+ St. Paul's Lutheran Church
St. Michael's Catholic Church 8
St. Mark's Episcopal Church 4
+ St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church
St. Joan Antida High School 12
St. Francis of Assisi Fraternity 9
St. Florian and Holy Assumption Parish 1
+ St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
St. Agnes Church 16
South Milwaukee United Methodist Church 14
St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church 1
+ Sisters of the Divine Savior
Sikh Temple of Wisconsin-
Oak Creek
Secular Order of Franciscans 1
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 6
Our Lord's United Methodist Church 7
Our Lady of Lourdes Church 2
Oak Creek Community United Methodist Church 7
North Shore Presbyterian Church 1
Milwaukee Friends Meeting (Quakers) 4
MATC Economics Class 40
Lutheran Campus Ministry -
Lake Park Lutheran 1
Kingo Lutheran 12
Kenwood United Methodist Church 17
Islamic Society of Mllwaukee 5
+ Islamic Environmental Group WI2
Immanuel Presbyterian Church 21
Greenfield High School 1
Greenfield Avenue Presbyterian Church 3
Grace Presbyterian Church 8
Good Shepherd Trinity Church 10
+ First United Methodist Church Youth Group – West Allis
+ First Unitarian Society
First Congregational United Church of Christ 7
+ Emanuel United Church of Christ
Divine Savior Holy Angels High School 14
Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun 2
+ Concordia University
Christ the Victor Lutheran Church 4
Christ Church United Church of Christ 9
Central United Methodist Church 9
+ Calvary United Methodist Church
Brown Deer United Church of Christ 6
Bethel-Bethany United Church of Christ 3
Assurant Health Team 4
Apostle Presbyterian Church 1
All Saints Cathedral Episcopal 5
All People's Church 9
Albright United Methodist Church 5
+ Adoration Lutheran Church
Abiding Savior Lutheran Church 7


Divine Savior Holy Angels H.S. Students

Marquette Univ. H.S. Students

Prof. Jim Carpenter &
MATC Economics Students

Congregation Shalom

The Corner House -
Lutheran Campus MInistry UWM

Carmen High School

St. Rose & St. Michael's Congregations

Ina Onilu Drum & Dance Esemble

Ceol Cairde (Music of Friends)
playing Irish music at 2014 CROP Walk




Make check payable to:

CWS/CROP or other international relief agency of donor's choice

Mail check to:

Interfaith Conference
Attn: CROP Hunger Walk
5409 W. Vliet St.

Milwaukee, WI 53208

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