Charity Statistics

Charity Statistics

Food Drive: more than 190,000 pounds
Fundraising: more than $239,000
Grants Awarded: $152,000

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
201817,371 lbs
14,476 meals for GCFD
69$56,000$31,000250500High of 43°, low of 35°. Sunburns531 + fundraising incentives
2017 22,085 lbs
18,404 meals for GCFD
69$45,115$26,500207575High of 42°, low of 29°. Sunshine, Clouds, Cold, Awesome528 + fundraising incentives
201615,625 lbs
13,044 meals for GCFD
69$32,789$25,00019554040 degrees,
sun and clouds
525 + fundraising incentives
201527,311 lbs
22,759 meals
for GCFD
65$38,732$25,00030065040 degrees, glorious sunshine730 prizes + fundraising incentives
201421,788 lbs ≈ 29,007 meals served at GCFD60$40,255$25,00037573522 degrees, windy, overcast, frozen1029 + 28 incentive prizes
201317,133 lbs ≈14,278 meals served to GCFD55$26,751.50$20,00030374530 degrees, cloudy then sunny831
201221,677 lbs to GCFD49n/a
$18,500 to CGHCC25075538 degrees & snow flurries933
201119,087 lbs to CAHF42n/a
$18,500 to CAHF185735freezing snow & windy1335
201014,525 lbs to CAHF40n/a
$2,500 to CAHF16362550 degrees & sunny828
20097,758 lbs to CAHF25n/an/a12550039 degrees & sleeting rain723
20082,400 lbs to Onward Neighborhood House20n/an/a99350mild & sunny to freezing slush!826
20072,353 lbs to Vital Bridges15n/an/a68180high 20’s & snow613
2006937.50 lbs to Vital Bridges2n/an/a2612050 degrees & sunny47

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”.