Founded in 1996 by the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, the Race Against Hunger (formerly known as the Walk Against Hunger) brings together families, local businesses and hunger relief agencies in the Philadelphia region to raise thousands of dollars to help combat hunger in our community. Proceeds raised from The Race supports the Coalition Against Hunger’s programs that connect people to emergency food, food assistance programs and educate the public and policymakers about responsible solutions to prevent hunger.
This year's race is going virtual.
In the interest of the health and safety of our community, the Race is being re-imagined as a virtual event so that you can run or walk where and when it works for you between the dates of Friday, April 17 and Monday, April 27. At the Coalition, we know that those experiencing food insecurity are some of the most vulnerable in times like this. Please support our work and the work of food pantries and soup kitchens across the region through your registration and/or donation for the Race Against Hunger. We need your help now more than ever!
In the five-county Philadelphia region, nearly 1 in 7 people struggle to afford the food that they need. In the city of Philadelphia, that figure is 1 in 4.
Since the start of the recession, the number of people using SNAP (food stamps) has doubled in the suburbs of Bucks, Chester and Montgomery counties.
Nearly half of all food pantries in Philadelphia do not have enough food to meet demand.
EVENT SPONSORS: Buchanan Ingersoll, Saul Ewing, Specter Family Foundation, Vogt Foundation, Murphy & McGonigle, Fox Rothschild