Local Partners

Kalamazoo Valley CROP Hunger Walk has been giving 25% of funds we raise to local agencies that serve our community for over 40 years.
Each organization offers services that are important to many in our community. We thank them for their work, and contribute what we can through money that is raised here in Kalamazoo. Together with these local organizations, we fight hunger, homelessness, educational challenges, and abuse. We can only do it with your help. Give online, join our walk, or contribute to one of the many volunteers who support CROP walk.

Ecumenical Senior Center
The mission of the Ecumenical Senior Center is to provide
a broad spectrum of services, resources and activities to
enhance the quality of the lives of older citizens
including: arts, classes, health and wellness, and food and nutrition.
Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes
womWithBasketLaF16Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes works toward a hunger-free community.
Our Mission:
Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes will feed hungry people and engage our community in the fight to end hunger.
Our Values:
Respect, Diversity & Inclusion, Stewardship & Accountability, Integrity, Collaboration, Urgency, Service.
Our Strategic Commitments:
To provide high quality food, to develop high quality client access and support, to nurture our volunteer base, to market our services and our mission, and to improve our efficiency and effectiveness.


Kalamazoo Gospel Mission
KGM16We serve Homeless or abused men, women, and children. Minors are accepted only with a parent or guardian also staying at the Mission. We provide for their basic needs as well as for their deeper emotional and spiritual needs. We make every effort to help them get back on their feet again. We focus on the whole person – spiritually, emotionally, physically, educationally, and socially.


Open DoorsopenDoors16
Through programs, partnerships and advocacy, Open Doors has been helping families achieve housing success since 1970.
Our programs provide a solution to the housing crisis for low-wage working families.
As families are strengthened, so is our community.


YWCA Domestic Assault Shelterywca16
The YWCA of Kalamazoo is the first and oldest YWCA in the state of Michigan. Established in 1885, today we are celebrating 125 years of continuous evolution to meet the changing needs of women and families.
The YWCA has actively worked to eliminate racism and empower women since 1885. We were there
through the women’s suffrage movement. We held the first interracial conference in the South in 1915 and fought for civil
rights and affirmative action. The YWCA is on the leading edge, willing to act and move forward when it comes to what is
important for the well-being of women and families in our community, in the nation and in the world.