Greater Chicago Food Depository's 32nd Annual Hunger Walk

More than 12,000 people are expected to attend the Greater Chicago Food Depository's 32nd Annual Hunger Walk on Saturday, September 16, 2017 in historic Jackson Park.

The event raises awareness of hunger and supports the Food Depository's network of more than 700 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and programs that distribute food to our struggling neighbors every day throughout the Chicago area. The family-friendly morning includes activities for all ages, live entertainment and a walking course through beautiful Jackson Park.

"We can end hunger, but it takes a movement," said Kate Maehr, Food Depository executive director and CEO. "Each year, that movement begins with the Hunger Walk. Every action - every step - makes a difference in the lives of our hungry neighbors."

The Hunger Walk provides crucial support to the Food Depository's partner agencies as they serve more than 812,000 individuals in Cook County each year. In some cases, funds raised at the Hunger Walk are enough to enable many agencies to operate for an entire year.

This year's Hunger Walk will also provide an easy way for families, businesses, individuals and organizations to get involved in Hunger Action Month - a month-long, national campaign in September to raise awareness of hunger. By walking on behalf of a food pantry or creating a family or business fundraising team, each walker makes a statement: we believe no one should go hungry in our community.

Premier Sponsors for the 32nd Annual Hunger Walk include ABC 7 Chicago, ConAgra Brands, Jewel-Osco, Kraft Heinz and Tyson.

The walk steps off at 8:30 a.m. on September 16. Online registration is now available at For more information, visit the website or call 773-247-3663.

About the Greater Chicago Food Depository
The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago's food bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository, founded in 1979, makes a daily impact across Cook County with a network of 700 pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, mobile programs, children's programs, older adult programs and innovative responses that address the root causes of hunger. Last year, the Food Depository distributed more than 71 million pounds of shelf-stable food, fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 167,000 meals every day. For more information, visit or call 773-247-FOOD.

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