In its 35 years, Hunger Walk Run has raised over $10 million for hunger relief – enough to help provide 40 million meals!

The Hunger Walk Run — an annual 5K walk and “fun run” begun in 1984 — is an event of the Atlanta Community Food Bank that unites our community to raise awareness and critical funds for local hunger relief. Proceeds from the event benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank and other local nonprofit organizations that support food pantries, community kitchens, shelters and other programs for people in need of food assistance. These benefiting partner organizations help recruit participants and receive a percentage of the funds raised to support their direct hunger relief programs.

12:00pm – Event Opens, Onsite Registration & entertainment begins

2:00pm – 5K Walk & 5K Run

4:00pm – Event Ends

Whether you choose to walk or run, you’ll join thousands of participants coming together to support our neighbors in need and celebrate achievements already made in the fight against hunger. The family-friendly, festival atmosphere at The Home Depot Backyard includes food trucks, games, educational activities, live entertainment and more!

In 2018, more than 8,000 participants came together to raise over 1 million dollars to combat hunger in our community!  This year, you can help make a real difference in the lives of your fellow Georgians by helping us exceed our fundraising goals. Take the next step and join us on April 28, 2019!


Driving to the event? Enjoy parking that’s close and convenient to Hunger Walk Run 2019. CLICK HERE to buy your parking pass and use the access code HUNGER19. We strongly encourage you to purchase your pass by April 26th. Parking will be available for purchase on race day, however fees will be higher.


The Home Depot Backyard is also easily accessible via Marta and Lyft! Please review event details here to make your plans in advance for event day.


For more information, contact Hunger Walk Run at or call (404) 419-1723.