Charity Statistics

Food Drive: more than 156,000 pounds
Fundraising: more than $190,000
Grants Awarded: $121,500

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Year
Food Collected & Donated
Food lbs per Team
Fundraising Totals
Grant Program Distributions
Contributions to our partners
Total Volunteers
Total Racers
Weather Conditions
Checkpoint Locations
# of Prize Categories
2017 22,085 lbs
18,404 meals for GCFD
69 $45,115 $26,500 207 575 High of 42°, low of 29°. Sunshine, Clouds, Cold, Awesome 5 28 + fundraising incentives
2016 15,625 lbs
13,044 meals for GCFD
69 $32,789 $25,000 195 540 40 degrees,
sun and clouds
5 25 + fundraising incentives
2015 27,311 lbs
22,759 meals
for GCFD
65 $38,732 $25,000 300 650 40 degrees, glorious sunshine 7 30 prizes + fundraising incentives
2014 21,788 lbs ≈ 29,007 meals served at GCFD 60 $40,255 $25,000 375 735 22 degrees, windy, overcast, frozen 10 29 + 28 incentive prizes
2013 17,133 lbs ≈14,278 meals served to GCFD 55 $26,751.50 $20,000 303 745 30 degrees, cloudy then sunny 8 31
2012 21,677 lbs to GCFD 49 n/a $18,500 to CGHCC 250 755 38 degrees & snow flurries 9 33
2011 19,087 lbs to CAHF 42 n/a $18,500 to CAHF 185 735 freezing snow & windy 13 35
2010 14,525 lbs to CAHF 40 n/a $2,500 to CAHF 163 625 50 degrees & sunny 8 28
2009 7,758 lbs to CAHF 25 n/a n/a 125 500 39 degrees & sleeting rain 7 23
2008 2,400 lbs to Onward Neighborhood House 20 n/a n/a 99 350 mild & sunny to freezing slush! 8 26
2007 2,353 lbs to Vital Bridges 15 n/a n/a 68 180 high 20’s & snow 6 13
2006 937.50 lbs to Vital Bridges 2 n/a n/a 26 120 50 degrees & sunny 4 7

GCFD: Greater Chicago Food Depository
CGHCC: Cottage Grove Heights Community Coalition & Concerned Citizens of Burnside
CAHF: Chicago Anti-Hunger Federation

** Correction: Information supplied to us in 2012 to convert cash donations to GCFD from one of our teams (Area 3 Allstars) into food poundage is not consistent with how GCFD currently reports food donations in 2013. The conversion rate provided in 2012 was $1 = 2.33 lbs of food; the rate provided in 2013 is $1 = 1.8 lbs of food. Therefore the totals in 2012 of 27,378 lbs of food have been updated to more accurately reflect 12,164 lbs of physical food poundage collected on race day and $5,285.09 of funds contributed by CHIditarod team Area 3 All-Stars (equating to 9,513 lbs of food) for a new grand total race day contribution of 21,677 lbs. Monetary donations to the Cottage Grove Heights Community Garden remain unchanged. We regret any confusion, and we are deeply grateful to all of our donors and participants. We strive for the utmost transparency with all calculations. We will be reporting 2013’s totals using GCFD’s stated method, which is expressed as “meals served”.