of Dupage County
Children are In Poverty
of DuPage County
Residents are Food Insecure
Local Food Charities
Benefit from Your Donation
Fighting Hunger in DuPage County
Who We are
It was 1983 and Dan was listening to Ed Schwartz, overnight talk show host on WGN radio. Schwartz was angry because Mayor Jane Byrne was spending $300,000 on fireworks in Chicago for New Year’s Eve when so many people were going to bed hungry. Unfortunately, the problem wasn’t isolated to Chicago. In DuPage County, thousands of people were also hungry. This news really struck a chord with Gibbons and led to his involvement in Schwartz’s Good Neighbor Food Drive. It was just the beginning of his involvement with the hunger problem.
The DGTT Foundation is a 501c 3 nonprofit organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service – EIN: 36-3435457.
To date, the Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot has raised nearly $3.9 million dollars and takes care to keep all funds raised within the County of DuPage. The funds have provided nearly 4 million meals over the years and the event brings families and a community together on a day for giving thanks. The Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot is pleased to benefit numerous organizations including Dupage Pads, United Community Concerns Association, People’s Resource Center, West Suburban Community Pantry, Loaves & Fishes Community Services, and Catholic Charities – DuPage County.
The Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot uses a thorough application and evaluation process to choose the beneficiaries who will receive your donation. With 40 years of experience working with nonprofits, we work hard to ensure that your donation is going to organizations who will make a positive impact on the DuPage County hunger problem.
Donate with confidence. Help us help those who need it most.
How We Help
Your donation will help to provide vital financial support to local organizations fighting hunger in DuPage County.
All organizations who benefit from your donation are required to let us know how the money is used, so you can donate with confidence.
The Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot's annual 5K fun run has become a family tradition for thousands of people in the Chicagoland area.
We're committed to defeating the hunger problem in DuPage County, and have maintained that commitment for 40 years.
"UCCA is extremely grateful for our twenty-year partnership with the Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot. During this time, with the support of the Turkey Trot, UCCA has been able to serve thousands of families in need in District 205 who are facing food insecurity. The number of families that UCCA serves continues to increase as SNAP benefits decrease and food prices increase. This makes our ongoing partnership with the Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot even more essential, now and in the future”
"The Outreach House was so appreciative of the generous donation we received in 2022 from the Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot. With increasing need for food assistance among local residents the donation was welcomed to help us keep our shelves filled with protein, dairy, fresh produce and essential non-perishable staples. Congratulations on 40 years of helping DuPage non-profits!"
"Thank you Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot Foundation for your ongoing support of Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry. Your generosity helps EYFP continue our mission to offer food, compassion, and hope to our neighbors who are struggling to make ends meet. Our thanks to Dan and all of the Turkey Trot participants."
"We are so grateful for the support of the Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot—now in their 40th year! That’s 40 years of making sure people in our community have access to food and shelter during times when they need it the most. Our thanks to the organizers and runners who help to make this event possible each year. We see each day the impact it makes in the lives of people who are hungry and in need of a safe place to sleep."
"I want to personally thank Dan Gibbons from the Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot foundation. In these trying times Dan has been instrumental in keeping our food pantry shelves stocked for our residents in need."
“We are honored to be among the charities supported by the Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot for the past many years. Dan and the Foundation are deeply committed to our shared mission of ending hunger in our community. Every year this event allows us to get closer to that goal!”
"EWAN has been a beneficiary of the DGTT for many years, which actually means our Elmhurst neighbors in need have been beneficiaries. The funds we receive from the race have helped us keep a great many families in their homes during difficult times, bringing them security and peace of mind as they work to get back on their feet. We know for many the Turkey Trot is just a great way to kick-off Thanksgiving, but runners really should be proud of the tangible good they're doing by participating in the race."
“Catholic Charities thanks the Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot Foundation for supporting the work we do to help our DuPage County neighbors meet their most basic needs by providing food and shelter. We are proud to have our staff and their families play an active role in the annual Turkey Trot for over the past 10 years and we look forward to our continued partnership to end hunger in DuPage.”
"People’s Resource Center congratulates the Dan Gibbons Foundation on the 40th Anniversary of its Turkey Trot. We are so grateful to be partners in the outstanding success of this race, and for the generous support it has provided to PRC. Because of community supporters like the Dan Gibbons Foundation, more residents of DuPage County are able to combat food insecurity and experience a future filled with hope and opportunity."
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