History & Results

The Greater Greensboro CROP Hunger Walk was begun in 1981 by the Reverend J. Doane Stott and Mrs. Flora Belle Stott, a retired missionary couple who long supported CROP in its work to fight the root causes of hunger around the world.Though modest in it’s beginnings, the Greater Greensboro CROP Hunger Walk quickly grew and in 1985, the Southeast Guilford and Northwest Guilford satellite walks were added. In 1989, one additional satellite walk was added in Brown Summit, bringing the Walk to one main walk with three satellite walks. Today, there is the main walk and two satellite locations.  As the walk has grown over the years, the location has had to be changed as well. What once could be contained in Grimsley Stadium was moved to the War Memorial Stadium in the late 80’s, to the Greensboro Coliseium in the early 90’s, and finally to the First National Bank Field (formerly NewBridge Bank Park) in 2005 where the walk is still held and annually welcomes nearly 4,000 walkers.  Currently, the third largest walk in the nation, the Greater Greensboro CROP Hunger Walk plans to continue to lead the nation in raising money to help end hunger domestically and around the world.

Year Walk Total
1981 $120
1982 $18,012
1983 $22,113
1984 $36,995
1985 $60,079
1986 $75,459
1987 $102,475
1988 $109,105
1989 $102,593
1990 $144,149
1991 $154,298
1992 $147,298
1993 $162,775
1994 $186,547
1995 $162,619
1996 $158,555
1997 $189,594
1998 $201,520
1999 $205,000
2000 $216,245
2001 $207,183
2002 $178,247
2003 $182,530
2004 $183,233
2005 $184,228
2006 $184,550
2007 $232,000
2008 $209,148
2009 $193,805
2010 $212,414
2011 $221,332
2012 $207,920
2013 $214,000
2014 $203,479
2015 $200,002
2016 $159,244

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