2014 CHIditarod Grant Winners Announced!

On October 1, 2014, the CHIditarod Foundation delivered some incredible news to seven Chicago-area 501(c)3 organizations that are directly working to fight hunger, impact local food sustainability, and empower individuals and communities through food education. After reviewing applications from nearly 30 wonderful organizations via our 2014 Grant Program, the following were selected as 2014 ChIditarod Foundation Grant recipients for their programs and services that help alleviate hunger and/or food insecurity:

The CHIditarod Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that coordinates fundraising and awards grants from proceeds raised through the CHIditarod and CHIditarod-related events. This year, 1,100 costumed racers trekked their way through West Town, Bucktown, and Wicker Park despite the snow and freezing temperatures and raised more than 21,000 pounds of food for the Greater Chicago Food Depository and more than $40,000 for the CHIditarod Foundation and Greater Chicago Food Depository.

The CHIditarod takes place on the first Saturday of March and will be celebrating its 10th year on March 7, 2015.

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