Charity Statistics

Food Drive: more than 240,015 pounds
Fundraising: more than $423,381
Grants Awarded: $305,100

Food drive pounds collected
Equivalent Meals
Food Drive Partner
Min food lbs per Team
Fundraising Totals
Grant Program Distributions
Total Volunteers
Total Racers
Weather Conditions
Checkpoint Locations
# of Prize Categories
Sunny, high of 53. Sunburns
530 + fundraising incentives
201919,72018,847.5GCFD69$73,384$56,000245480High of 35, low of 28, wind chill: crushing530 + fundraising incentives
201817,37114,476GCFD69$56,000$31,000250500High of 43°, low of 35°. Sunburns531 + fundraising incentives
201722,08518,404GCFD69$45,115$26,500207575High of 42°, low of 29°. Sunshine, Clouds, Cold, Awesome528 + fundraising incentives
201615,62513,044GCFD69$32,789$25,00019554040 degrees,
sun and clouds
525 + fundraising incentives
201527,31129,007GCFD65$38,732$25,00030065040 degrees, glorious sunshine730 + fundraising incentives
201421,78829,007GCFD60$40,255$25,00037573522 degrees, windy, overcast, frozen1029 + 28 fundraising incentives
201317,13314,278GCFD55$26,751.50$20,00030374530 degrees, cloudy then sunny831
201221,677GCFD49$18,500 to CGHCCn/a25075538 degrees & snow flurries933
201119,087CAHF42$18,500 to CAHFn/a185735freezing snow & windy1335
201014,525CAHF40$2,500 to CAHFn/a16362550 degrees & sunny828
20097,758CAHF25n/an/a12550039 degrees & sleeting rain723
20082,400Onward Neighborhood House20n/an/a99350mild & sunny to freezing slush!826
20072,353Vital Bridges15n/an/a68180high 20s & snow613
2006937.5Vital 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

** 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”.