Now Accepting Applications for the 2014 Grant Program!

We are thrilled to announce the 2014 Chiditarod Grant program! We have allocated up to $25,000 (in $5,000 increments) to be awarded to Chicago-area 501(c)3 organizations that are directly fighting hunger, making an impact on local food sustainability, and/or empowering individuals and communities through food education.

The application and nomination process begins today with an application deadline of 11:59 pm on June 30, 2014.

You are welcome to apply if your organization meets the following requirements:

  • Be a recognized by the IRS as 501(c)(3) organization, or have a written agreement of fiscal sponsorship from a 501(c)(3) organization.
  • Operates in the metropolitan Chicagoland area
  • Operates programs focusing on:
    • Innovative educational opportunities
    • Building partnerships with other organizations and policy-relevant leaders engaged in local issues
    • Health nutrition or creative work on some aspect of food
    • Innovation to address challenges to food access and availability

We are particularly interested in organizations whose mission is related to alleviating hunger, addressing food insecurity, and/or improving the lives of the public through education, food or hunger relief in the metropolitan Chicago area.

Applicants may directly submit their proposals or be nominated here.

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KIDitarod

Prepare for KIDitarod!   THE RACE IS ON. This year, Figment Chicago will be the scene for a contest of epic proportions. Teams of Kidita-racers will visit various exciting and instructive checkpoints around the site based on several of Figment’s founding principles. Kids will have a chance to decorate team flags, take in Figment’s many…

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2013 Wall O’ Shame

Ugh, the horror. The horror. These hooligans left such a mess that it took us a full two months to put together this year’s Wall O’ Shame. Cart abandoning teams, while ye may be few in number, your lack of tact is ample. We can only hope a few guilt-ridden, self-administered face-palms ensue. You —…

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CHIditarod 2013 Results

CHIditarod VIII Number of meals served: 14,128 Poundage of Food Collected: 17,133 Fundraising: $34,362 CHIditarod VIII mushed into the record books on Saturday March 2, 2013. Costumed teams of 5 humans ran a 4.8ish mile race between 5 of 7 local checkpoints in Chicago’s West Town, Wicker Park, and Ukranian Village neighborhoods. Uniting 149 racing…

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CHIditarod 2013 Photos are Online!

Here are the links to where you can download the ‘official’ photos for this year’s race. Team Photos at the Vogue Photo Booth Pics of teams in the yard before the race The Awards Ceremony and if you missed them, or did not attend (how could you? oh, the shame!) here are the photos from…