Volunteers, clients and friends of Common Pantry joined together in September for the 33rd annual Hunger Walk, the largest anti-hunger rally in the area.
Despite strong winds along the lakefront during the 2-mile walk, spirits were high among the thousands of people who came together to raise both funds and awareness about hunger.
The event, organized by the Greater Chicago Food Depository, supports more than 700 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other programs across Chicago – including Common Pantry, the oldest continually operating food pantry in the city.
Each year, the Hunger Walk provides an opportunity for Common Pantry to earn credits to purchase food for Chicagoans in need. In 2017, Common Pantry served an average of 289 families per month, providing fresh produce, non-perishables and household goods.
Click on the link below to see the news video coverage from the event.