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MAY is National Community Action Month

Community Action Partnership of Lake County (CAPOLC) is celebrating May as National Community Action Month.
A month dedicated to recognizing the success of the national Community Action Network that fights poverty across the United States. This month, Community Action Agencies are celebrating over 58 years of service in our communities. Community Action Partnership of Lake County will host our first Anti-Poverty 5K Walk since the pandemic on Saturday, May 21st, 2022. The day will begin with a Welcome by the CEO. Then participants will enjoy a morning of walking through the surrounding neighborhood. In addition, we will showcase our anti-poverty work during the month at our Health & Wealth Fair sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, May 18th from 11-2:00 pm; and our Report to the Community and Partner Recognition Reception, May 20th from 3-5:00 pm. Go to Events for more details.


Hot Meals Program: CAPOLC, supported through County and private grants, has provided over 63,863 hot
meals during COVID to individuals and families sheltered by PADS and A Safe Place. Our goal is to raise
enough money to keep the program going through the end of the year. Our immediate goal is to raise enough
to provide 700 meals per week.

Food Distribution: Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, CAPOLC has served over 5,778 families
during the Food Giveaways, which served over 20,200 individuals. The need for the services provided is still
great. With the loss of income, many are continuing to suffer for the first time from food insecurity. We must
provide help and resources...and you can be part of the solution!

Join us for the 13th Anti-Poverty 5K Walk and help us raise awareness and money by walking individually or
as a group, fundraising by receiving pledges, volunteering, donating, and/or sponsoring. Proceeds support
CAP of Lake County's Hot Meals and Food Distribution programs

Walk Registration

Community Action Partnership of Lake County’s 13th Anti-Poverty 5K Walk is a family-friendly event open to all ages to raise awareness and funding for our services and programs. The day will begin with a Welcome by the CEO, then participants will enjoy a morning of walking through the surrounding neighborhood. See Walk Route below.


Fundraising for Walkers, download Pledge Form and start raising dollars!

Volunteer Registration

Volunteer Assignments

Registration/Check-in Volunteers: Collect pledge packets and donations from participants; ensure Walk-Ups sign Release & Waiver Form; Distribute t-shirts; Must be available for the early shift.

Greeters: Greet participants, determine if they are pre-registered individuals or walk-ups, then direct them to the registration/check-in area for the shirt. They Must be available for an early shift.

Volunteer Check-in: Will check in volunteers as they arrive, distribute t-shirts, and ensure that consent forms are filled out by each volunteer; They Must be available for the early shift.

Directional/Cheerleader Guides: Volunteers will be posted at locations on the route with signs cheering and steering walkers in the right direction.

Water/Bath Stop Guides: Assist with set-up/breakdown of tables/chairs, banners, and balloons at stops; Pass out beverages to walk participants.

First Aid/Security: First Aid Volunteers will be stationed at the start/end location and will maintain communication with water/bath stop volunteers in case of emergency on the Walk route.

Parking Assistants: Stand near the parking lot entrance and near the marshaling area to direct parking to the rear of the building. In case there is an overflow, attendees can be directed to park on side streets.

Wherever You Need Me Volunteer: Event set-up, cheering squad, keeping event area clean, event breakdown, handing out water, etc.!. You may fill in multiple roles throughout your volunteer shift.

Volunteer Schedule:

  • Set-up time & Volunteer Check-in: 7:30-8:30 am
  • Registration/Check-in: 8:30-9:30 am
  • Welcome Rally 9:30 am
  • The walk starts: at 10:00 am
  • Break-down begins at 12:30 pm
  • Volunteer and raise funds! Request a pledge form.

Sign up today!

To sign up, simply register as a volunteer.

Fundraising for Volunteers, download Pledge Form and start raising dollars!

Walk Sponsors

6th Annual Anti-Poverty Why I Walk/Run 2013

5K Walk Route 2022

5k Walk Route 2022