It was a beautiful day for the annual Northwest Connecticut CROP Hunger Walk, a nation-wide event that builds community while raising funds to end hunger. On Sunday, Sept. 30, students, faculty, staff, parents, pets, and friends of IMS came together with other local schools and organizations to raise money and awareness for community and global food shortages. As people walked or ran along the scenic 5K route along the Housatonic River, they were asked to think of those who suffer from hunger and must walk miles each day just to get water and food for survival.



Why do we walk? According to IMS Community Service Co-Chair Sheryl Knapp, it’s simple. “We walk because they walk.” In many developing nations, people can walk up to six miles a day to get food and water. Sheryl adds, “One in nine people worldwide lack access to clean water and a healthy diet. We walk to be in solidarity, bring awareness to these issues, and raise the funds for permanent change.”


The importance of this event was stressed by Mrs. Knapp, who shared that “participation impacts individuals and families in more than 35 countries and 25% of the overall funds raised through our walk will stay right here in the Northwest corner.”


How to Donate: We are accepting donations through Friday, Oct. 5! Here are a few ways you can donate:
  • Upper Campus families may send cash or checks payable to CWS/CROP to your child’s advisor or grade dean
  • Lower School families may send cash or checks payable to CWS/CROP to Ms. Waugh in the LS Office.
  • Donate online (Please be sure “Indian Mountain School” is listed!)