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Miami: CWS staff in the CROP Hunger Walk
CWS Miami Office staff - who provide assistance to Cubans, Haitians and other refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants in South Florida - walk in the Miami CROP Hunger Walk in March 2012. Photo: CWS

CWS partners with groups large and small across the United States.  We support local food pantries and soup kitchens with funds raised from CROP Hunger Walks, provide material resources, training, and local long term recovery group support when disaster strikes, find new homes and communities for families fleeing persecution and speak out on behalf of the vulnerable.

Fighting Hunger

CROP Hunger Walks are an amazing and effective way CWS helps communities large and small raise funds for local hunger-fighting efforts in communities across the United States.  CROP Hunger Walks help support struggling families in the U.S. by providing up to 25 percent of what is raised by the local Walk – for food banks, soup kitchens, and community gardens.

Responding to Emergencies

In disaster preparedness, response, and recovery in the U.S., CWS works with and through local community organizations.  CWS has been instrumental in helping communities along the U.S. Gulf Coast and northeast recover following devastating hurricanes, partnered with local organizations as they help families rebuild following flooding in the Midwest, and worked with groups as they organize and build networks to help prepare and plan for disaster before it strikes.

Resettling Refugees

As CWS works to help people recover from natural disaster, we also work in cooperation with the U.S. government to resettle refugees from around the world through an extensive network of affiliates, sponsoring congregations and other community groups.

Speaking Out for Others in Need

CWS defends the rights of the poor and needy, and is empowering U.S. citizens to call on our government, the UN, and key international institutions to formulate policies responsive to the needs of impoverished people here at home and across the globe.

On the Border - from Fear to Hope

Over 500 people are estimated to die along the U.S.-Mexico border every year as they flee from poverty and extreme violence. »

100-Mile Walk to End Hunger

This 7-minute film follows CWS's Maurice Bloem in southern California and shows what CROP Hunger Walks are all about. »