Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Walk to End Hunger happening on Thanksgiving Morning?
The Walk to End Hunger experienced changes during the COVID-19 pandemic, just like the rest of us. But this year, we are happy to welcome you back to the Walk to End Hunger on Thanksgiving morning!
The Walk to End Hunger will take place from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. on November 24th, 2022. Doors open to participants at 7:00 a.m., join us for a short program starting at 8:00 a.m. to kick off the Walk to End Hunger.
Where do we park?
Park on floors 1 or 2 on the East Parking Ramp, and enter the Mall of America by Sea Life. The event program and Walk to End Hunger kick off will start at 8:00 a.m. in the Mall of America Rotunda.
What if I'm not comfortable visiting the Mall of America but still want to participate?
You're welcome to "walk" however you'd like!
Here are some ideas:
- Walk around one of the many lakes in the Twin Cities metro!
- Take a walk around the block with your family and friends!
- Walk around the grocery store and grab some items to donate to any of our partner organizations!
You can "walk" however you'd like this year - just make sure to use #walktoendhunger to let us know how you're doing it!
I volunteered in the past, are there any volunteer opportunities still?
Yes! If you are interested in volunteering for the Walk to End Hunger, please sign up here.
Is the Walk Route going to be family-friendly?
Absolutely! While hunger is a very serious issue in our state, we want to make sure the children who are participating get the opportunity to learn more about the issue, all while having some fun.
How do I register?
You can register online here. You can choose to register to support one of our partner organizations, or choose to register generally for the Walk to End Hunger to support all 7 partner organizations! Either way, you'll be making a difference.
Registration is free, but you're encouraged to help raise money for the Walk to End Hunger by asking your family and friends to help support your efforts to give back, before giving thanks. Help raise over $100, and you'll be eligible to win some really cool prizes! For more tips on fundraising, click here.
Can I use the same log-in that I had for last years' registration?
Yes! Register for the event with the same email as last year, and you will be able to log in with all the same information.
How much is registration?
This year, the Walk to End Hunger is free to attend! Registration is free, but we still hope you'll help us raise money for the event! We encourage everyone to set a goal of raising $100. That's asking just 4 friends or family members to give you a $25 donation.
For fundraising tips, click here.
Do I have to fundraise?
The Walk to End Hunger is a fundraising event, so we hope that all our walkers help us raise funds so our 7 partner organizations can continue the work they do throughout the Twin Cities. If you don't wish to ask for donations from your friends and family - that's okay too, we will still be happy to see you there on Thanksgiving morning.
What is my personal page?
Your personal fundraising page is a webpage provided by the Walk to End Hunger website to every registered online participant to help promote fundraising efforts. Your personal page is automatically created for you when you register online and is where you can direct friends and family who want to donate to the Walk to End Hunger on your behalf. Personalize your page with a photo and share your inspiration for walking!
I have a cash or check donation. How can I get those to count to my total raised?
You can bring them to the Walk to End Hunger on Thanksgiving morning. Or, you can print off the Offline Donation Form, and send checks and cash to:Walk to End Hunger 555 Park St. Ste 400 St. Paul, MN 55103
Please enclose a note for us with your name, or team name, so we can credit the donations to you.
What is a Walk Team?
Teams are made up of family members, family, friends, and co-workers who are all fundraising and participating together under one team name.
How do I build a team?
Starting a team is easy. When you register on walktoendhunger.org, choose to start a team. Make sure to set up your team page, then you can send the link to your network and ask them to join your team.
How many people do I need to be on a team?
Your team can have as many or as few members as you wish. We recommend a minimum $500 goal for each team, so we recommend a minimum of 5 team members to raise $100 each. But we leave the size of your team up to you!
Can my company participate?
Companies can participate by organizing teams of employees to raise funds and walk by being a corporate sponsor or doing a company match. Many companies have matching gift programs that match any donations made by their employees. This can double (or sometimes triple!) the impact. Check with your employer to see if they offer a matching gift program.
How do I donate?
You can donate on walktoendhunger.org by clicking the green Donate button, or by sending a check donation (see below).
If you just wish to donate, you have some options. You can donate to the Walk to End Hunger to have your donation split amongst 7 anti-hunger organizations, you can donate to one of the organizations specifically, or you can donate to a Walk to End Hunger team or participant to help support their efforts.
Where do the funds from the Walk go?
Since its inception in 2008, the Walk to End Hunger has raised over $3 million to help support hunger relief organizations working to eliminate hunger in the Twin Cities metro area! 100% of the net proceeds are distributed to our partner organizations. You can see a full list of these organizations here.
Do I have to raise $100 to be able to register?
No, we suggest a goal of $100 per person to increase your impact on helping the 1 in 9 Minnesotans who struggle to put food on their tables. Plus, if you raise more than $100, you'll be entered to win some really cool prizes!
Are donations on the website secure?
Yes, all donation and registration information on our website is secure. When you get to a screen that asks for private information (contact and payment information), you will see that it shifts to a https://secure site.
I have received some donations in the form of checks or cash, what should I do with them?
You have two options for cash and check donations:
1. You can mail the checks into us at: Walk to End Hunger, 555 Park St. Ste 400, St. Paul, MN 55103. Please enclose a note for us with your name, or team name, so we can credit the donations to you. Print off the Offline Donation Form to make it easier!
2. Bring the donations with you to the Walk to End Hunger. Find the donation table in the main rotunda, and we will make sure to credit the donations to your registration!
Who should checks be written to?
Checks can be made out to Walk to End Hunger.
How long do I have to collect donations?
The Walk to End Hunger will collect donations until the end of November.