Wheaton/Glen Ellyn CROP Walk on May 5 will mark 40 years

Wheaton/Glen Ellyn CROP Walk, on Sunday, May 5, will for the 40th year raise funds for and awareness of the ever-present food insecurity issues in DuPage County and around the world.

CROP Walk funds support DuPage Senior Citizens Council, Wheaton People's Resource Center, and Glen House Food Pantry as well as international efforts.

Over the past 40 years, the Wheaton/Glen Ellyn CROP Walk has raised more than $660,000 with more than $163,000 providing for people in need in DuPage County. It consistently ranks as one of the top CROP Walks in the country.

Ten churches and organizations in our community will start the walk at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 515 S. Wheaton Ave. in Wheaton.

They will walk for 3 miles around the streets of Wheaton. Anyone is welcome to join in the walk and contribute to the cause.

Gary United Methodist Church, one of the participating Wheaton churches, has a link to sign up and donate on its website,

Wheaton participants include Second Baptist Church, People's Resource Center, St. Paul Lutheran Church, and Gary United Methodist Church.

Glen Ellyn churches include Faith Lutheran, First United Methodist, Glen Ellyn Covenant, Grace Lutheran, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran, and St. Mark's Episcopal.

“I have walked in the CROP Walk since I was young because I want to be an active participant in the fight against hunger. It is also a great way to enjoy our community with old and new friends,” said Judy Selby, Wheaton/Glen Ellyn CROP Walk organizer and member of Gary United Methodist Church.

The church at 224 N. Main St. in Wheaton, offers 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday worship in the sanctuary. The 9 a.m. worship is complete with Kids' Church and nursery care, plus livestreaming and recorded worship at The 11 a.m. worship has a more casual feel featuring church musicians. At 10 a.m., you can enjoy a coffee hour called “Special Blend” plus Sunday school for all ages. With deep roots in the community since 1853, the church has vibrant music, kids, youth and adult ministries, plus opportunities for local, national and global missions. For more information, go to or contact the church office at

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