Annual Hunger Walk to Bring Thousands Together in Support of Hunger-Relief Programs

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More than 13,000 walkers are expected to participate, including individuals, member agency teams, corporate teams, sponsors and more. The Greater Chicago Food Depository hosts the 29th Annual Hunger Walk, a 5K (3.1 mile) walk along Chicago’s lakefront, Chicago’s largest hunger relief event. The event benefits food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in our community. The Hunger Walk will feature activities and entertainment for the whole family, including a special appearance by former Chicago Bears lineman James “Big Cat” Williams. The Hunger Walk will take place, Saturday, June 21st. Registration begins at 7a.m., at the Soldier Field south lawn. In Cook County, there are nearly 800,000 men, women and children who are at risk of hunger, including 1 in 5 children. Since the start of the Recession, the Food Depository has seen a 70 percent increase in the number of people served at pantries. For more information, visit or call 773-247-FOOD.

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