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. 29, 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.


“It was an amazing turnout,” says Colleen O’Reilly, Dean of Students and Co-Chair of the Community Service Committee. “I don’t think I have ever seen so many students and families from IMS come and support the CROP Walk.”


As people walked or ran along the scenic 5K route adjacent to 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.


Ms. O’Reilly shared that IMS was welcomed by a Housatonic Valley Regional High School alumna that currently holds an officer position in the state FFA. “She shared her experience locally, nationally and globally about witnessing, addressing, and supporting world hunger.”


The importance of this event was underscored 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.” Cash and check donations on both the Lower and Upper Campuses will close this Friday, October 4. Donations can be made online through Oct 31 for our Team IMS.(Please be sure “Indian Mountain School” is listed!)