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CHIditarod is Chicago's 100% volunteer-driven Epic Urban shopping cart race, charity food drive, costumed beauty pageant, talent show, fundraiser and chaos generator all in one. It's probably the world's largest mobile food drive, benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the CHIditarod Foundation.

2016 Grant Program now open

We are thrilled to announce the 4th year of our annual grant program, benefitting Chicago-area nonprofit organizations that are directly fighting hunger, making an impact on local food sustainability, and/or empowering individuals and communities through food education.

Celebrating our 2nd decade

  • 13,044 Meals for the Hungry
  • 15,625 Pounds of Food Collected
  • $32,798 Raised to Fight Hunger in Chicago
  • Read all about it


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Grant Awardee Spotlight: NeighborSpace

Since the 1960s, community groups across Chicago have used vacant or untended lots as opportunities to create open spaces in their neighborhoods. As housing and commercial building increased, green space decreased. In the mid-1990s, studies showed that Chicago ranked 18th out of 20 cities of comparable size in the ratio of open space acres to…

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Grant Awardee Spotlight: Gardeneers

The CHIditarod Foundation is proud to be a part of ‘cultivating healthy futures’ with the Gardeneers. Gardeneers is an nonprofit organization that helps schools sustain effective school garden programs, specifically focusing on low-income communities and food deserts. Gardeneers are garden educators that implement weekly garden-based curriculum for students as well as doing garden maintenance when…

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CHIditarod XI is March 5, 2016

CHIditarod XI is March 5, 2016 Since snow has officially fallen here in Chicago, it seems like a great time to share the date for our favorite frost fest — CHIditarod XI — is set for March 5, 2016. Stay tuned for the usual details about fundraising, registration (opening Jan 15, 2016), and more. Thanks…

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Grant Awardee Spotlight: Community Dinners

Community Dinners is an organization with a new and inventive way of dealing with hunger, changing neighborhoods, and uniting a local community. Located in Logan Square, a neighborhood where there is a sea of change being experienced. Coffee roasters are taking the place of liquor stores and upscale bistros are taking the place of taquerias….