Crop Walk

Walk for Hunger Endures In Pandemic Year

Car horns, cheers and applause rang out across the parking lot at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Vineyard Haven Sunday afternoon, celebrating the conclusion of the 30th annual CROP walk.

Crop Walk Adapts to Become a Walk-A-Thon

This annual Martha's Vineyard CROP Walk will begin on Oct. 1 and run though Oct. 18. The distance can be whatever anyone wants it to be, the miles adding up over the three-week period.

Crop Walk

This year’s Crop Walk is Sunday, October 20 beginning at 2 p.m.

Fighting Hunger, One Step at a Time

This year’s CROP Walk on Sunday Oct. 14 will be held in memory of Rev. Alden Besse, founder and leader of the Martha’s Vineyard chapter of the national walk.

Rev. Alden Besse, Spiritual Leader, Dies at 93

The Rev. Alden Besse, pastor, sailor, president of the Martha’s Vineyard Peace Council and spiritual leader of the Vineyard Crop Walk, died on Dec. 13.

Crop Walk

The 27th annual Martha’s Vineyard CROP Walk begins at 2 p.m. at St. Augustine’s Church in Vineyard Haven, with registration starting at 1:15 p.m.

CROP Walk Brings Awareness to Hunger on Island

More than 80 people took to the streets of Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs Sunday afternoon in solidarity with the hungry for the 24th annual CROP Hunger Walk. As of Monday, the effort had raised more than $14,500.

CROP Walk Raises Nearly Twenty Thousand Dollars

On Sunday 73 people took part in the 23rd annual Martha’s Vineyard CROP Walk.

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Setting a Spell With Vineyard's Pastor of Peace

Years ago, in Whitinsville, the Rev. Alden Besse was asked to participate in a Memorial Day parade. “I thought, what can I carry? Lots of people carry guns and I’ll carry a pruning hook,” he recalled.


Rewards for Shoeleather Fundraisers in Crop Walk

On Sunday, Oct. 24, some 115 Islanders joined the 20th Annual CROP Walk (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) for the hungry. Each participant was encouraged to find sponsors for the nearly seven-mile walk from St. Augustine’s Church in Vineyard Haven to Trinity Methodist Church in Oak Bluffs, and back again.

As an incentive, the Martha’s Vineyard YMCA offered five $100 gift certificates to the top fundraisers; three for participants under the age of 18 years and two for over 18.