Dress Up. Cause Chaos. DO GOOD.
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.
Our 3rd annual grant cycle is now underway. We have allocated up to $25,000 to be awarded to 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. The application window is currently closed and we are reviewing this years’ applicants.
On March 7, 2015, 300 volunteers and 130 teams of 5 heavily-costumed humans collected 22,759 meals for the hungry and $38,732 to fight hunger in Chicago while racing tricked-out shopping carts through 5 themed checkpoint establishments on the thawing streets of Chicago. A spectacle like none other.