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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to some of our most Frequently asked questions:

 

Walk Day

  • When is the next Walk Against Huner?
    •  The 23rd annual Walk Against Hunger will be held on Saturday, April 27th 2019 - rain or shine!
  • How can I participate in the Walk Against Hunger?
    • There are many ways to participate in the Walk Against Hunger! You must register in order to participate. All participants are strongly encouraged to fund-raise to help us make the biggest impact, no matter the type of participation:

Walker: Walk and fund-raise to help end hunger in the Philadelphia region. The route is 2.5 miles, but you can walk however much you like. Register to Walk HERE!

Volunteer: We need many volunteers each year for the Walk Against Hunger at different locations along the route. Help us ensure we have a smooth, safe, and fun event! Click HERE to volunteer!

  • How long is the Walk route?
    • 2.5 miles
  • Where does the Walk Against Hunger start and finish?
    • The Walk Against Hunger will begin outside at the event stage area in HeadHouse Plaza on the grounds of Lincoln Financial Field. The Walk will end at the field level inside the stadium.

  • Do I need to bring anything with me on Walk Day?

    • Please wear comfortable shoes.

    • You will receive you Walk T-shirt at the check-in and registration table. Be prepared to change into your shirt. There are restrooms on the premises where you can change.

    • A refillable water bottle

    • Suncreen

    • Dress in layers! Check the forecast. You may want a rain jacket, a windbreaker, or a warmer layer you can shed in the afternoon. This is a rain or shine event and in 23 years, we've seen it all!

    • No animals are allowed at The Walk. Please do not bring pets or therapy animals. 

registration

  • Does everyone have to register?
    • Yes, every participant must be registered to participate in the Walk Against Hunger. It is critical that we account for an accurate number of participants in order to supply adequate volunteer support, first aid, water, and food. All registered participants will receive a free Walk Against Hunger t-shirt and a free raffle ticket to win prizes, including tickets to Hershey Park and Adventure Aquarium.

  • What is the registration fee?

    • Until April 5th, Walk Against Hunger registration fee for adults ages 18 and older is $25 and the fee for Children ages 5 - 17 is $5 each. This child fee is waived for children who are part of a school or student fundraising team. After April, 5th Early Bird rates will no longer be availabe and every indivudial (of any age) will have a registration fee of $30. 

  • Why is there a registration fee?

    • The short answer is, so we can continue having the event. The long answer, the Walk was founded in 1996 as a community effort to raise precious dollars that fund anti-hunger organizations, pantries, and soup kitchens across the region and impact the lives of food-insecure individuals and families. The goal of the Walk has always been to collectively raise money that will be invested in solutions to end hunger in the Philadelphia area. However, the cost of producing an event of this magnitude continues to rise every year. This nominal registration fee will be used to offset event costs including public safety, ambulance and emergency medical services, and equipment rental so that the Walk can continue to be a Philadelphia regional tradition for many years to come.

  • Can I get a refund on my registration fee?

    • No. Registration fees are non-refundable.

  • Can I register to attend the Walk Against Hunger on Walk Day?

    • Yes, you will be able to register for the Walk on the day of. However, the registration fee beginning April 5, 2019 up to the Walk Day will be $30 and we cannot guarantee available T-shirt sizes.

Fundraising

  • What is the suggested fund-raising minimum?
    • The average fund-raising amount for our Walkers is $250. We encourage everyone to strive to reach this as a miniumum fund-raising goal. 
  • Where does the money go?
    • Every year, the money raised by the Walk Against Hunger goes towards The Coalition's Emergency Food programs, helps support local hunger-relief agencies, and provides funds for food pantries and soup kitchens in the Philadelphia region. The funds raised help to ensure that our neighbors who are stuggling to secure even one meal each day will receive the food they need to feed themselves and thier families. 
  • What is fund-raising?
    • Fund-raising is how you help The Coalition as well as many other hunger relief programs in the Philadelphia area make the biggest impact. In addition to walking, we encourage all of our participants to ask their network of family and friends to donate to their Walk pages. The more money our participants raise, the more money we can give to programs that work to alleviate hunger in the region.
  • How do I fund-raise?
    • Ask, ask, and ask! Share your participation in the Walk Against Hunger with everybody you know. They can support you and donate to your personal Walk fund-raising page via social media.

Teams

  • What is a team leader?
    • A team leader is an awesome person who has formed a team for the Walk Against Hunger! The team leader is the only member of a team who can edit the team fund-raising page, post messages, track the team's full donation history, and set fund-raising goals. Team leaders recruit members and inspire other on the team to fund-raise and participate in the Walk.
  • As a team leader, do I get to choose a name for my team?
    • Yes, you can choose a name for your team as long as it is a name that has not already been chosen by another Walk team. Please use discretion - The Coalition Against Hunger reserves the right to request you change your team name if it is found to be offensive or inappropriate. If the team leader does not respond to the request in the given time, The Coalition reserves the right to change the team name.