West Heights is excited to participate in the national CROP Hunger Walk again this year!  Once again last year, West Heights recorded the most donations of any Wichita organization.  As a result, we were able to have the honor of holding and displaying the CROP quilt this year!  With generous donations to this worthy cause, we hope to retain this honor for another year.  


The CROP Hunger Walk is a fundraiser held in communities all over the United States to help reduce hunger locally (25% of funds raised stay local) and around the world through Church World Service. CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty. The Wichita CROP Hunger Walk is over 30 years old and has raised over $398,000 for global efforts and $99,450 for the work of Wichita local agencies.  2018 local recipients were: Breakfast and Neighborhood Fellowship at City Life Church, Free Community Breakfast at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Inter-Faith Ministries Wichita Food Ministries and Wichita United Methodist Open Door Community Food Ministry.

CROP works through congregations and community groups to gather teams of walkers.  Walkers are invited to find people to sponsor them - walkers who raise $100 or more get a CROP Walk t-shirt on walk day.  Walkers can register their teams and team members here so people can make secure on-line donations.  Registering to walk or make a donation can be done with these easy steps:

  • Scroll down to “Find a Walker or Team” and enter “West Heights UMC”. Click on our team when it appears.

  • To join our team as a walker, click on “JOIN OUR TEAM” and follow the directions

  • To donate to a walker, find them in the list of walkers (they must be previously registered), click on their name and then follow the directions

  • To donate to the team, simply click on the an amount under the “Donate” section and follow the directions.

We encourage donors to use this online method of supporting our efforts to reduce paperwork and increase the security and accuracy of your donations.

If you would like to see pictures from last year's CROP walk, please click here and enjoy!

To contact the West Heights CROP Walk coordinator, please complete the information below.  If you would need more information about CROP in general, please contact Kelly Brandyberry at khbberry@yahoo.com or 316-218-7976.