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Virtual Event: Sunday, March 7, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

General Event Questions

How can I participate in the "virtual" Hunger Walk Run?

Does each participant get a t-shirt?

Can teams still participate in Hunger Walk Run together?

How do I find a team or participant I’d like to support?

If I reach Champions Club status, how will I receive my recognition items?

Who do I contact for if I have questions?

Donation Questions

Are donations tax-deductible?

Where do the donations go?

Can I send my donation by mail?

Can I collect donations after March 7, 2021?

What if my employer offers Matching Gifts for my donations?

Are there prizes for fundraising?

 

 


 

General Event Questions

How can I participate in the "virtual" Hunger Walk Run?
While we won’t be together in person, we can be together in spirit, showing the strength of our community and the passion we have to end hunger. Here’s how you can join in:

  1. Your donation of $25 will help provide 100 meals ($35 will help provide 140 meals) and keep essential services going to our neighbors in need. Share your personal page or use our social tools to get the message out.

  2. Take a selfie while walking in your neighborhood, rocking your treadmill, or spinning on your bike this weekend! Help us keep the energy of Hunger Walk Run going by posting your photo to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, tagging the Food Bank (@ACFB on Instagram and Twitter) and using the hashtag #HWR2021.

 

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Does each participant get a t-shirt?
Yes! Each registered participant will receive a walker or runner tshirt and can select their size while registering. All tshirts will be mailed and there is a nominal $5 fee per registration. You must register by February 12 in order to receive your shirt prior to March 7.

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Can teams still participate in Hunger Walk Run together?
Yes. We encourage all participants to walk or run, but in small, safe groups rather than large gatherings. Please follow CDC guidelines and local health recommendations if you decide to walk with those outside of your household.

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How do I find a team or participant I’d like to support?
It’s easy! If you know the name of the team or individual you'd like to support you can search for them here.

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If I reach Champions Club status, how will I receive my recognition items?
We will mail Champions Club incentive prizes directly to you. Visit your Participation Center to confirm that your personal information is up-to-date.

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Who do I contact for support?

Visit the About >> Contact Us section of our website

 

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Donation Questions

Are donations tax-deductible?
Yes. Under IRS tax guidelines the estimated value of the benefits received for a Walker Registration ($25) is not substantial, therefore the full amount of Walker Registration is considered a deductible contribution. As runners receive additional goods/services specific to the run, only $25 of the Runner Registration ($35) is considered a deductible contribution. Please consult your tax adviser for appropriate itemization. Cancelled checks or credit card statements may serve as proof of individual donations under $250. Any donation exceeding $250 will require a receipt, which is available upon request. *For tax purposes - The Atlanta Community Food Bank Tax ID/EIN Number is: 58-1376648. You can request a copy of our 501c(3) letter or W-9 by emailing hungerwalk@acfb.org or calling (678) 553-5996.

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Where do the donations go?
The Atlanta Community Food Bank organizes Hunger Walk Run, but there are five other benefiting partner organizations that also receive funds: Episcopal Charities Foundation, The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, Lutheran Services of Georgia, Presbytery of Greater Atlanta  and St. Vincent De Paul Society.  Your donations support the food pantries,  shelters, community kitchens, senior centers and child care centers operated or supported by these hunger relief organizations.  Hunger Walk Run empowers donors to support the charity of their choice, thus tailoring giving to their specific interests while contributing to broader, community-wide hunger relief efforts.

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Can I send my donation(s) by mail?
YES!  You can mail in your donation via personal check, money order, and certified bank check. Please DO NOT mail cash. Make all checks payable to Hunger Walk Run and send to the following address:(Please note - we have moved to a new building)

Hunger Walk Run
3400 North Desert Drive
Atlanta, GA 30344

Please make sure to include a note indicating whether your gift should be applied on behalf of an individual participant, a team, or a specific benefiting charity. Otherwise your gift will be considered a general donation in support of the overall event.

All mailed donations must be received before Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in order to be counted towards the Hunger Walk Run 2021 event.  Anything received after this date will be allocated towards the 2022 event. 

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Can I still support Hunger Walk Run if I can’t attend the event?
Absolutely. You can make a secure online donation at www.hungerwalkrun.org by selecting the “Donate” tab from the top navigation menu. Simply search for the participant or team you'd like to support. Or mail your personal check, money order, or certified bank check - payable to Hunger Walk Run - to the address in the question above. Please DO NOT mail cash.

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Can I still collect donations after March 7, 2021? 
YES!  You can continue to collect donations (both online and in-person) until March 31, 2021, so please keep at it. Every little bit makes a difference! 

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What if my employer offers matching gifts for my donations?
This is a great way to double your impact against hunger! First, check to see if your employer will match your gifts. Then, complete the appropriate paperwork from your Accounting or HR department and submit along with your registration or donations. Our searchable employer database may even allow you to download the appropriate forms online. Please contact hungerwalk@acfb.org with any other questions.

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Are there prizes for fundraising?
Participants who raise $500 or more on their personal fundraising page will qualify to join our Hunger Walk Run Champions Club and earn recognition and perks. Learn more about the Champions Club.

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