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Marathoners run to fight hunger

David Rosenstein

David Rosenstein during the 2016 Chicago Marathon

When David Rosenstein crossed the finish line at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in mid-October, he was proud of more than finishing the race. “To be able to complete the race was great,” he said. “But to have an impact on hunger as well is really cool. It shows that if you put your mind to something, anyone can make the world a better place.” David, the CEO of an electrical equipment and energy services provider, was racing as part of the Food Depository’s marathon charity team. “I wanted to do something local that impacted our city. That there are still so many people in need resonates with me,” he said. David was one of 17 runners on the Food Depository’s charity team this year. As part of the team, runners can make their marathon even more meaningful by fundraising to support the fight against hunger in our community. Runners on the Food Depository team receive a technical running shirt, access to discounted marathon training through the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) and their own online fundraising page. David has run on the Food Depository’s charity team for the last three years. In that time, he’s raised nearly $30,000. “I cannot believe that in this day and age people are still struggling with the basic necessities such as food. I thought I could do something to help that.” If you are interested in joining the Food Depository’s charity team for the 2017 Chicago Marathon or would like more information, visit

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