What is Team CCO?

Team CCO from Cornerstone Community Outreach on Vimeo.

Learn more about Team CCO by clicking on the video clip above or by going to the Team CCO page here. The Team is offering a lot of charitable fitness opportunities in 2014. Find the one that’s right for you!

What Is Team CCO?

Team CCO

Team CCO is Cornerstone Community Outreach’s growing fitness charity team. Team members meet together, volunteer, and challenge themselves through training and fund raising for the families and individuals sheltered at CCO. These efforts directly benefit the lives of our shelter guests and help to alleviate homelessness in Chicago.

In the past, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon has been the centerpiece of Team CCO’s fitness year. This year the team is offering a broad range of charitable fitness options. They are:

Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle – March 30, 2014

Merrell Down & Dirty Obstacle Race – June 1, 2014

Greater Chicago Food Depository Annual Hunger Walk– June 2014

Chicago Half Marathon – September 7, 2014

Bank of America Chicago Marathon – October 12, 2014

Click here to learn more about joining the Team!


We need you!

Brenda and Rich

We need you to walk the Hunger Walk for CCO! Last year, 61 people walked at 5k along Chicago’s beautiful to help alleviate hunger in Chicago.

Learn more about the Hunger Walk here. If you have any additional questions contact Beth at bnicholls@ccolife.org


214 Pounds of Food!

How much do you weigh? Don’t answer that! No matter what you weigh if you participate in this years Hunger Walk you will add 214 pounds of nutritious groceries to our food account! These food items are used to feed our shelter residents and dinner guests and are distributed through our food bag program! Click “Get Involved” in the menu above and then click “Hunger Walk” for more information. Thank you!

Join us for the Hunger Walk!

Join us for the Hunger Walk!

Help Fight Hunger In Chicago!

CCO MealsJoin us for the Hunger Walk on June 29th! Registration begins at 7am and the walk begins at 8:30am at Soldier Field in Chicago. Over the past two years hunger walkers have supplemented CCO’s food budget by 14,980 pounds. This fun event has an enormous impact on our ability to feed hungry Chicagoans. Go to the Hunger Walk page to learn more. Thanks!

Walk for CCO!

Join us for the Hunger Walk!

Join us for the Hunger Walk!

Join us for the Hunger Walk on June 29th! It will be another great year walking along Chicago’s beautiful lakefront. Each person walking on behalf of CCO will count as 214 pound food credit for our shelter residents, food pantry patrons and dinner guests. Just by walking you can help alleviate hunger in Chicago. Click on the image above to join the team. Thanks!

Help Alleviate Hunger in Chicago!


Hunger Walk Facts

– The Hunger Walk is a 5k (3.1 mile) walk along Chicago’s beautiful lakefront.

– The event will take place rain or shine on June 29th. Registration begins at 7am and the walk begins at 8:30am at Soldier Field in Chicago.

– Each person walking on behalf of CCO supplements our … Read More

CCO’s Food Bag Program

Hunger in ChicagoTomorrow is Wednesday which is food bag day. Volunteers will arrive early to set up tables and chairs. They will begin to set up food items on the tables and prepare for the program to start. Over 150 people will leave CCO with bags of nutritious food. Many attendies are senior citizens or are physical challenges and they need help with basic items in order to pay rent each month. It is our joy and privilege to provide this service to Chicagoans in need.


Did You Know?

CCO Meals
Did you know that over 200,000 meals were served from the Cornerstone Community Outreach dining room in 2012? Trays were filled with hot, nutritious meals and served to families and single’s living in our shelter programs. Each Saturday our dinner guest program serves a meal to over 100 of our neighbors, as well.
Consistent, nutritious meals play an important role in allowing our shelter guests to focus on finding stable housing, pursue academic studies or employment training programs.
We are grateful to be able to offer this service to so many. And we would like to say a special thank you to the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD). They provide healthy foods to CCO and so many other nonprofit organizations in Chicago. Each June the GCFD holds a 3 mile walk along Chicago’s beautiful lakefront. The event is open to the public and if you choose to walk on behalf of CCO our food budget increases automatically.
If you would like to fight hunger in Chicago by joining us at the 2013 Hunger Walk. Contact Beth at bnicholls@ccolife.org. If you would like to donate to the operation of CCO’s shelter programs and services click the Donate Now button on the right.