Charity Statistics

Food: 252,419 lbs
Funds: $530,204
Grants: $411,350

Year
Food drive pounds collected
Equivalent Meals
Fundraising Totals
Grant Distributions
Food Drive Partner
Min food lbs per Team
Volunteers
Racers
Weather
Checkpoints
Prize Categories
202212,40410,295$106,823GCFD69143155Greatest weather in the history of the rod. 71 degrees and sunny.021 + fundraising incentives
20215,000+NA$123,575+$106,250GCFDNANANAMild 40°, but Covid kept us indoorsNA7 + fundraising incentives
202030,24525,000$70,854$96,600GCFD69250490Perfect.
Sunny, high of 53. Sunburns
530 + fundraising incentives
201919,72018,848$73,384$56,000GCFD69245480High of 35, low of 28, wind chill: crushing530 + fundraising incentives
201817,37114,476$56,000$31,000GCFD69250500High of 43°, low of 35°. Sunburns531 + fundraising incentives
201722,08518,404$45,115$26,500GCFD69207575High of 42°, low of 29°. Sunshine, Clouds, Cold, Awesome528 + fundraising incentives
201615,62513,044$32,789$25,000GCFD6919554040 degrees,
sun and clouds
525 + fundraising incentives
201527,31129,007$38,732$25,000GCFD6530065040 degrees, glorious sunshine730 + fundraising incentives
201421,78829,007$40,255$25,000GCFD6037573522 degrees, windy, overcast, frozen1029 + 28 fundraising incentives
201317,13314,278$26,751.50$20,000GCFD5530374530 degrees, cloudy then sunny831
201221,677$18,500n/aGCFD & CGHCC (funds)4925075538 degrees & snow flurries933
201119,087$18,500n/aCAHF42185735freezing snow & windy1335
201014,525$2,500n/aCAHF4016362550 degrees & sunny828
20097,758n/an/aCAHF2512550039 degrees & sleeting rain723
20082,400n/an/aOnward Neighborhood House2099350mild & sunny to freezing slush!826
20072,353n/an/aVital Bridges1568180high 20s & snow613
2006937.5n/an/aVital Bridges22612050 degrees & sunny47

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

** Errata: 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”. The conversion rate provided in 2022 was $1 = 3 lbs of food and $1 = 0.83 meals.