Friday, June 12, 2009

Join The Hunger Walk on June 20th

Enjoy a walk along the beach and do some good at the same time!

More than 5,000 people will join the march against hunger on Saturday, June 20, at Montrose Harbor. The 24th Annual Hunger Walk directly benefits 600 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters that are member agencies of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. To keep up with rising demand, this year’s event aims to raise more than $350,000.

In addition to an approximately 2.5-mile walk, the Hunger Walk features an array of fun activities for the whole family. Festivities include entertainment by the Jesse White Tumblers, choral groups and more as well as face painting and caricature artists. Hunger Walk participants receive an event T-shirt, goodie bag, beverages and snacks.

Every week, nearly 90,000 people turn to the Greater Chicago Food Depository and its network of member agencies for food assistance. Most agencies are run entirely by volunteers and raise their own operating funds in addition to assistance they receive through the Greater Chicago Food Depository in the form of equipment, grants and training opportunities.

Corporate teams are encouraged to sign up in advance. Registration on the day of the event begins at 8 a.m., and step-off is at 9:30 a.m. Free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call the Greater Chicago Food Depository at 773-247-3663 or log onto

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