Each year, the Greater Chicago Food Depository organizes their annual citywide fundraiser for their member agencies of food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. The purpose of the Hunger Walk is to promote awareness of the issue of hunger in our communities and support our emergency food providers (EFPs) by helping them purchase food. For each walker GCFD member agencies bring to the Hunger Walk, they will receive $12 in their GCFD account. With $12, EFPs are able to buy 9 half gallons of milk, 12 jars of peanut butter, or 24 cans of mixed fruit! Bring your friends and family to assist with increasing this capacity.
NFPN is supporting our GCFD member agencies within our network by recruiting walkers for this event. Limited transportation options are available from the GCFD member agencies to Solider Field and returning back after the walk. The 5k (3.1 miles) walk is more of a picnic with various informational tables and music. This is a great event to participate in and directly benefit ensuring those who are experiencing food insecurity are able to get the valuable resources they need. Currently, 47,000 residents are food insecure within NFPN’s service areas, meaning that they are unsure when or where they will get their next meal.
NFPN will be able to connect you with a specific GCFD member agency to walk on behalf of and coordinate transportation (on a first-come, first-served basis) with them. The Hunger Walk is scheduled for Saturday, June 29 in Soldier Field. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and step-off is at 8:30 a.m. To register, please complete this form:
If you have any questions/concerns, feel free to contact: