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The Crop project first started in 1947, shortly after the conclusion of World War II. The project was organized by a group of farmers who wished to help war-torn regions in Europe and Asia who were experiencing hunger. The farmers would gather any surplus they could and send it to regions that need it the most.
The crop project continued to evolve, with 1969 being the first organized hunger walk in Bismarck, North Dakota. The next year, they held the same walk in York, Pennsylvania, and since then, it has been an annual event. The organization has grown in scope. While the walks were designed to raise funds to help end hunger, they are no longer just for post-war Europe and Asia, but fill hunger needs globally.
CROP Hunger Walks. (n.d.). About us. https://www.crophungerwalk.org/Static/About-Us