Do You Feel for the Hungry and for Refugees in Our Community? - New Mexico Interfaith Dialogue

Do You Feel for the Hungry and for Refugees in Our Community?

100 Mile Hunger Walkers

Do You Feel for the Hungry and for Refugees in Our Community?

Walk Your Talk in New Mexico’s 100 Mile HUNGER WALK!

How can so many eat so well, while others starve? How can we feel good about the security of our families when we face the largest global refugee crisis in recent history?

If you want to take action to create a food-secure world and help refugees create stable lives in new places, participate in the 100 Mile HUNGER WALK (#Hunger100) in New Mexico, October 17 in Albuquerque and October 18 in Santa Fe. This is the first time this event, started by the international nonprofit, is being held in New Mexico.

Maurice A. Bloem

Maurice A. Bloem, Executive VP, CWS

Maurice A. Bloem, the Executive Vice President of CWS, walks 100 miles every year with people from all over the U.S. to raise awareness and funds to address food insecurity and refugee issues.

From October 17-22, Bloem will journey along the United States’ Southwest, visiting food banks, shelters, youth centers and CROP HUNGER WALK communities. He shares his adventures with more than 10,700 followers on Twitter @mauricebloem and @100milehunger.

“For this year’s 100 mile HUNGER WALK, we want people in New Mexico to join us in raising awareness and money to combat the global hunger epidemic,” said Bloem. “CWS also addresses the challenges faced by displaced refugees, offering assistance for successful resettlement. We stretch every donation to do the most good for those who need it most.”

The #Hunger100 initiative raises awareness and funds to combat the challenges of hunger and refugee displacement, while celebrating the volunteers who make a difference in so many lives. You can participate by donating dollars or miles or both. Individuals and church members dedicated to justice and feeding the hungry can participate by contacting local CWS Board Member Lenann McGookey Gardner.

Sign up directly with Ms. McGookey Gardner by emailing or calling 505.250.3355. Or visit to register online.

“What will our children see we did in this pivotal moment? Be part of the solution, stand with people who commit to a hunger-free world and walk with them,” said McGookey Gardner.


About CWS: CWS has a 70-year track record of tangible results helping build a better world. Their teams work successfully every day to combat the challenges of hunger, food insecurity and displacement of refugees.  With nearly 1,000 staff members on the ground in 12 nations around the world, CWS is a force for good. This nonprofit organization was founded in 1946 as Church World Service, a cooperative relief, refugee and development agency comprised of 37 member communions. Learn more at

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