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In-Person and Virtual Event: Sunday, March 6, 2022
In-Person Event at The Home Depot Backyard

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

General Event Questions

How does the Hunger Walk Run work?

When and where does the Hunger Walk Run take place?

What should I expect to do at the in-person Hunger Walk Run?

How can I participate in the virtual Hunger Walk Run?

How did the Hunger Walk Run begin?

How much is the registration fee?

Is the registration fee tax-deductible?

Do I have to fundraise or collect donations?

How do I register to participate as a walker/runner or form my team?

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

Can I still support Hunger Walk Run if I can’t attend the event?

I’ve registered myself or started my team, now what do I do?

Are there materials available to help me solicit donations or raise awareness?

Can children participate?

May I bring a stroller?

May I bring my dog or other family pets?

Is the event wheelchair accessible?

Where do I park on the day of the event?

Is there any handicap parking available?

How can I get there via public transportation?

Will there be food available for purchase at the event?

What if it rains on event day?

How do I get a Hunger Walk Run t-shirt?

Is the Hunger Walk Run a Peachtree Road Race “Qualifying “event?

Where can I meet my group or team?

Where is Lost & Found located at the event?

Can I volunteer to work this event? 

How do I become a sponsor?

How do I use my social media to support my efforts?

Who do I contact for support?

Are there COVID-19 safety protocol for this year?

 

Donation Questions

Are donations tax-deductible?

Where do the donations go?

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

Can I send my donation by mail?

Can I still support Hunger Walk Run if I can’t attend the event?

Can I collect donations after March 6, 2022?

What if my employer offers Matching Gifts for my donations?

I made a donation to the wrong person or wrong team. What do I do?

Are there prizes for fundraising?

 

 


 

General Event Questions

How does the Hunger Walk Run work?
Walkers and runners of all ages and athletic abilities can participate in the 5K Walk Run as individuals, or together as families, groups or teams. Each participant solicits sponsorship (donations) from friends and associates prior to the day of the event. In-person walkers and runners can arrive any time after the park opens at Noon to enjoy the festivities. Prior to step off, there will be a stage show with live music and high energy warm-ups. Volunteers are stationed along the route to provide needed assistance and water stops. Atlanta City Police provide traffic control throughout the route as well, and paramedics/ambulances are available for any first-aid needs.  We’ll also have live entertainment stationed along the walk run route, so keep your eyes and ears peeled to enjoy a variety of performers along the way!

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When and where does the Hunger Walk Run take place?
Hunger Walk Run takes place on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at The Home Depot Backyard (view directions). Our 5K route takes participants through downtown Atlanta (Coming Soon). *Subject to change contingent upon road closures and traffic patterns. The schedule of events is as follows:

12:00pm - Onsite registration begins
2:00pm - 5K Fun Run commences, followed shortly thereafter by the Walk
4:00pm - Park closes and event ends

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What should I expect to do at the in-person Hunger Walk Run?
The event is built around a 5K walk/run through Atlanta. The entire event lasts about 4 hours, with onsite registration beginning at noon (12:00 pm) on March 6, 2022. Live entertainment, food vendors, sponsors tents, kid-zone activities and more last until 4:00 pm. It is a family friendly festival atmosphere and all are welcome to attend.  If you’re not interested or able to walk/run you can still enjoy the event in the park and celebrate with the community in our combined efforts to support local hunger relief.

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How can I participate in the virtual Hunger Walk Run?
While some of us 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 #HWR2022.

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Does each participant get a t-shirt?
Yes! Options for getting t-shirts:
Pre-Hunger Walk T-shirt Pick up days - 3/2 and 3/3- 11:30am-2:30pm at the Food Bank- pick up will be available at the Food Drive doc on the front right side of the building.
At Hunger Walk - as usual, people can pick up their t-shirt at the event.
Virtual Registrations - Anyone that registered as a virtual walker will receive their t-shirt in the mail. To guarantee delivery by March 6, virtual registrations must be registered by February 15. For virtual registrations that happen after February 15, we will still mail the t-shirts, we just can’t guarantee that they will arrive by event day. Virtual participants CAN’T pick up their shirts, they are automatically mailed.
Teams - Teams that want to pick up their t-shirts all together for their entire team (either beforehand or at the event), it would be appreciated if they could email hungerwalk@acfb.org so that we can put the groups together.

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How did the Hunger Walk Run begin?
It began in 1984 as a grassroots movement in response to the issue of local hunger and poverty. Back then, it was 10 miles long! Over 1,000 walkers raised $30,000. It continued as an all-volunteer effort until 1988 when it became a special project of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. As the event continued to grow through the years, it moved to Georgia State Stadium (formerly Turner Field) and also invited runners to participate. In 2021, over 3,000 people virtually came together for the Hunger Walk Run and raised over $725,000 for local hunger relief…It’s an amazing event to experience! 

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How much is the registration fee?
Prior to noon (12:00pm) on Friday, March 4, the online registration rate for walkers is $25 and for runners is $35. Online registration closes at noon on March 4. Walk-up registrants are welcome on the day of the event, but registration fees at the gate will be $30 for walkers and $40 for runners.

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Is the registration fee tax-deductible?
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 $28.70 of the Runner Registration ($35) is considered a deductible contribution. Please consult your tax adviser for appropriate itemization. The Atlanta Community Food Bank is a nonprofit 501 c(3)- Federal Tax ID: 58-1376648

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Do I have to fundraise or collect donations?
Fundraising is not required, but it is the most crucial part of this event! It is the donations raised by participants that support programs which feed hungry people in our community year-round. That is why it is so important to ask everyone you know to support your participation in this event by making a donation.

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How do I register to participate as a walker/runner or form my team?
You are encouraged to pre-register online any time before the event by visiting www.hungerwalkrun.org.  Online registration will be closed on Friday, March 4, 2022 at noon (12pm), but participants can still register on-site the day of the event starting at Noon by visiting the Registration Tent.  *All walk-up registrants must sign a waiver to participate!

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How do I find a team or participant I’d like to join or 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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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. Or mail your personal check, money order, or certified bank check - payable to Hunger Walk Run - to the following address: (Please note - we have moved to a new building)

Hunger Walk Run
3400 North Desert Drive
Atlanta, GA 30344

Please DO NOT mail cash.

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I’ve registered myself or started my team, now what do I do? 
Thanks for taking the next step and joining your community in the fight against local hunger!  We need your support now more than ever.  Check out our Fundraising Made Easy guide for tips and ideas to engage everyone you know.

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Are there materials available to help me solicit donations or raise awareness?
Yes. We have a variety of collateral materials available for distribution, including brochures, posters and bookmarks.  You can easily download many of our materials via the Tools section of this website.  You can also pick up materials from the ACFB (by request) if you prefer.  Please contact hungerwalk@acfb.org to request materials. *All printed materials are subject to availability on a first come, first served basis.  As this is a fundraising initiative to support local hunger relief, we do not mail out materials so that we can utilize the majority of our funds for direct service efforts. 

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Can children participate?
Definitely! It’s a great way for families to spend quality time together and make a difference for those in need. There’s a family fun “carnival” area with a variety of games, inflatables, educational activities, food vendors and more.

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May I bring a stroller?
Yes. Strollers are welcome so you can bring even the very youngest members of your family.

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May I bring my dog or other family pets?
Unfortunately, due to sanitary and safety regulations, we are not allowed to have family pets at the event. Service animals are, of course, welcome.

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Is the event wheelchair accessible?
Yes. The walk/run takes place on the roads/sidewalks which will be closed to traffic, for our downtown route. Please keep in mind the pavement can be rough in areas, so be prepared for typical city roadway and sidewalk conditions. The event space at The Home Depot Backyard is fairly flat and smooth.

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Where do I park on the day of the event?
Parking fees for this event: Enjoy parking that's close and convenient to Hunger Walk Run 2022. Purchase your passes here. We strongly encourage you to buy parking passes by March 4th. Parking can be purchased on race day, but the parking fee will be higher.

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Is there any handicap parking available?
Handicapped parking is located in each of the parking decks. Buy and view our parking decks here.

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How can I get there via public transportation?
Public transportation is highly encouraged. The closest MARTA station to The Home Depot Backyard is the Vine City Station.
View more details

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Will there be food available for purchase at the event?
Yes. We will have some of Atlanta’s finest food trucks/vendors onsite the day of the event, offering a wide variety of tasty food choices and “food court” styled seating area with tables and chairs available. Want to get a sneak peek at all the delicious food trucks that will be at Hunger Walk Run? Check them out here!

 

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What if it rains on event day?
The Hunger Walk Run will occur rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather. In case of extreme weather circumstances, please call 404-892-9822 x1246 and listen to the recorded message with any weather related event updates. If the event must be cancelled for any reason, there will be no refunds and your registration fee will be considered a tax-deductible donation towards hunger relief.

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How do I get a Hunger Walk Run t-shirt?
All registered walkers or runners are eligible to receive one official Hunger Walk Run event t-shirt per person. All runners receive a moisture-wicking runner’s t-shirt.  All t-shirts will be distributed the day of the event only and are subject to availability. If you pre-registered online, please be sure to print out your online confirmation and bring it with you to receive your t-shirt. 

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Is the Hunger Walk Run a Peachtree Road Race “Qualifying “event?
No. The Hunger Walk Run is a 5K “fun run” and not on a certified course.  However many runners love this event and use it as a training experience for their other run pursuits. An official clock is displayed for individuals wishing to record their race times.  All athletic abilities and age groups are welcomed.

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Where can I meet my group or team?
You may select any meet-up area for your group at the event. Please refer to the event site map to view a layout of the space. We also recommend that team members bring their cell phones to aid in finding one another.

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Where is Lost & Found located at the event?
Onsite Lost & Found will be located at the information tent closest to Walk Registration.  Please visit any satellite information tent and they will direct you to the Lost & Found area.   After the event has occurred all unclaimed “lost” items will be taken to the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB). If you’ve lost something, please contact 404-419-1723 to see if it was turned in.  You are responsible for claiming your own property, available for pickup at ACFB.

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Can I volunteer to work this event? 
Absolutely! We rely on over 400 volunteers to help make the event a success. Complete our volunteer survey to register your interest or email hwrvolunteers@acfb.org. All volunteers must be screened and assigned beforehand. No walk-ups accepted.

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How do I become a sponsor?
Please visit the “Sponsor” section of our website for more information, or contact Lacie Manning at lacie.manning@acfb.org or (678) 365-4276 x1246.

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How do I use my social media to support my efforts? 
It’s easy to get connected!   Visit our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube sites to join the conversation. 

https://www.facebook.com/atlfoodbank
https://twitter.com/acfb
https://www.instagram.com/acfb/
http://youtu.be/yHwXEl7A95I

Social Media Questions? Contact us at socialmedia@acfb.org or 678-298-0161

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Who do I contact for support?

Visit the About >> Contact Us section of our website

 

Are there COVID-19 safety protocol this year?

Yes. See our COVID-19 Participant Guidelines and COVID-19 Safety Flyer for more information.

 

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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 (404) 802-0690.

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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, Inspiritus, 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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How do I find a team or participant I’d like to join or 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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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 Friday, April 1, 2022 in order to be counted towards the Hunger Walk Run 2022 event.  Anything received after this date will be allocated towards the 2023 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 6, 2022? 
YES!  You can continue to collect donations (both online and in-person) until April 1, 2022, 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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I made a donation to the wrong person or wrong team. What do I do?
Please email hungerwalk@acfb.org or call 404-892-3333 x1365. Please have your transaction code available.

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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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