The Hunger Walk/Run -- an annual 5K walk and “fun run” begun in 1984 -- is a project of the Atlanta Community Food Bank that unites our community to raise awareness and critical funds for local hunger relief. Proceeds from the event benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank and other local nonprofit organizations that support food pantries, community kitchens, shelters and other programs for people in need of food assistance. These benefiting partner organizations help recruit participants and receive a percentage of the funds raised to support their direct hunger relief programs.
In its 30 years, Hunger Walk/Run has raised over $7 million for hunger relief - enough to provide 28 million meals! Whether you choose to walk or run, you’ll join thousands of participants coming together to support our neighbors in need and celebrate achievements already made in the fight against hunger. The family-friendly, festival atmosphere at Turner Field’s Green Lot includes food trucks, games, educational activities, live entertainment and more!
In 2013, more than 15,000 participants came together to raise over $630,000 to combat hunger in our community! This year, you can help make a real difference in the lives of your fellow Georgians by helping us exceed our fundraising goals.