CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — The deadline to sign up for one of the more unusual charitable events in the Chicago-area is Tuesday.
It’s the Chiditarod, which raises money and collects food for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.READ MORE: Cook County Opening 3 Mass Vaccination Sites This Week
Spokesperson Stephanie Esposito said the March 3 event which begins at Hubbard and Wolcott features decorated shopping carts racing around city streets in a fun competition.READ MORE: Angel Thomas, 35, Struck and Killed While Entering Vehicle In West Garfield Park
“Chiditarod likes to call itself the world’s largest mobile food drive. We are a pub crawl, food drive, fundraiser, shopping cart costumed race that goes through the streets of Chicago,” she said.
Last year the Chiditarod raised about $40,000 dollars to help feed the hungry in the Chicago-area.MORE NEWS: Funeral For Aurora Police Officer Brian Shields, Who Died Of COVID-19, Being Held Tuesday In Oswego
And while the event is fun, Esposito said hunger across the Chicago-area is a serious problem that this event helps ease.