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Mission for Area People has been chosen to be the beneficiary of the 2018 Grape Escape!

Please join us for good food, fine wines, crafted beers, auction, photo booth and more.

When:  Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Where:  Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave
Time:  6:00-9:00 PM
Cost:  $50 per person

For more information, please visit

Logo: Ending Hunger One Step at a Time. Crop Hunger Walk.

Join us for the 39th Annual Muskegon CROP Hunger Walk

Sunday, October 7, 2018
12:30 Registration 1:00 Walk
Central United Methodist Church

This year’s Challenge:
Every group of youth who raise at least $250 will receive an additional matching gift of $125 for the Walk!
Thank you to our generous donors!

Crop Hunger Walk logo with ears of cornJoin Us!

To participate in the 2018 CROP Hunger Walk, contact your church or service organization. The recruiter/team leader there will provide you with a Donation Envelope and additional information. Ask family, friends and group members to support you with a generous donation.

Raise Funds Online

Here’s an easy way to increase your Walk fund-raising. Go to or

Click on the donation button and follow the prompts! Remember to email family and friends anywhere in the world to help you end hunger and poverty.

CROP Hunger Walks are community fundraising events sponsored by Church World Service (CWS), an international relief, development, and refugee resettlement agency. Money raised by CROP Hunger Walks nationwide is used by CWS to provide food, medical care, disaster relief, and self-help development for needy people around the world!

How Funds Are Used Locally

We believe that charity begins at home, thus the first-fruits of the Walk stay locally. Twenty-Five percent of the money raised in our CROP Hunger Walk is distributed to hunger-alleviating agencies in the Muskegon Area! The agencies chosen by the local CROP Hunger Walk Planning Team to receive funds this year are:


We also believe that God’s compassion is for all people, so we help hungry and hurting people worldwide through Church World Service.

Last Year we raised $27,547 with over 240 participants!

This year our focus will be on youth involvement, encouraging groups of youth (3 youth = a group) to join us for the challenge of raising at least $250 for a matching gift of $125!

Join us for the 39th Muskegon CROP Hunger Walk as we seek to END HUNGER, ONE STEP AT A TIME!

Ways to Participate

There are many ways you can participate in the CROP Hunger Walk:

  • Walk the 5K route or as far as you are able
  • Support a Walker with a generous donation
  • Use the online CROP Walker option
  • Be a Spirit Walker – raise funds though unable to Walk
  • Be a volunteer helper on Walk Day
  • Serving on the Organizing Committee for the Walk
  • Recruit and promote the Walk in your church or group
  • Pray for the CROP Hunger Walk and for the poor and hungry

A Big Thank You to this year’s Sponsors!

For more information, contact:

Delphine Hogston:
or go to

When: Friday, May 11, 2018

Where: Folkert Community Hub Banquet Center,
640 Seminole Road, Muskegon

Time: 7:00—10:00 p.m.

Cost: $30 in advance or a table of 8 for $225

Tickets may be purchased on our website. Serving heavy appetizers, MIPhoto Booth, and dueling pianos featuring:

Matt Giraud

Matt Giraud is an American singer-songwriter and musician from Kalamazoo, Michigan and the fifth place finalist of the eighth season of the reality television series American Idol. He graduated from Western Michigan University in 2007 and has made a living as a dueling piano player that sings and plays in local clubs and hotels.

More info about Matt Giraud

Billy Ryan

Born in Michigan, Billy Ryan started playing piano at  age 5 and never stopped. His solo acts in Japan, Canada, Mexico, Virgin Islands, Nevada, California and Michigan were met with rave reviews. Gloria Gaynor saw Billy perform in Los Angeles and was so impressed she invited him to conduct the orchestra for her show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV.

Then in 1999, he was invited to perform in Dueling Pianos full time which he enthusiastically took to right away and began performing at various Dueling Piano clubs nationwide. Billy says…”Dueling Pianos is all about the audience. The ultimate goal is the same. To make sure that everyone in the room feels that they took part in something unique, musical and most of all fun.”

More info about Billy Ryan

Cash Bar and Silent Auction.

All proceeds to benefit the Emergency Medical/Dental Fund at Mission for Area People.