Benefiting the Collaboration for Early Childhood and the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry

Collaboration for Early Childhood
The focus of Collaboration for Early Childhood is to provide support for learning and development for Oak Park’s pre-kindergarten children. Research has shown that shown that high-quality early learning environments coupled with support for at-risk families lead to: Lower rates of participation in special education, lower rates of involvement with the criminal justice system, higher rates of high school graduation and higher incomes and rates of home ownership. We are pleased to be able to link Oak Park’s premier race event with this effort to help Oak Park’s youngest residents. For more information on Collaboration for Early Childhood visit their web site

Beyond Hunger (formerly Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry)
Beyond Hungers mission is to work together as a community to reduce hunger locally through direct hunger relief services, hunger awareness education and advocacy to influence anti-hunger policy. They provide hunger relief, benefits counseling, and nutrition education to eligible families within the surrounding communities in Cook County. We are pleased to offer our support of their vital services. For more information on the Beyond Hunger visit their web site