Knit For Food

Join us for the FOURTH annual Knit for Food Knit-a-thon!
The Knit for Food Knit-a-thon is a 12 hour knitting marathon to raise funds for hunger and food insecurity.
100% of the money we raised has been equally divided between Feeding America, World Central Kitchen, No Kid Hungry, and Meals on Wheels.


You can see the successes of our first knitathon in '21 here , 2022's knitathon here and 2023's here.
In 2021 we raised $265,810, in 2022 we raised $271,761 and in 2023 we raised
$340,000!!! That is just shy of 1 MILLION DOLLARS raised by knitters!

GO KNITTERS!!!! Thanks so much for supporting our effort to craft a better future.

Scroll down for the FAQ!

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ZOOM Schedule 3.23.24 (all times in ET)

10:00 am Intro with Laura Nelkin
10:15 Jose Macias from Feeding America
10:45 Stretches for Stitchers with Mara Smith
11:00 Ellie Hollander, CEO Meals on Wheels
11:30 Special Guests  

12 - 5 pm Afternoon Break (5 hours) Watch Idea: We Feed The People

5:00 Welcome Back with Laura and Lola!  
5:15 Sitting Pretty with Carson Demers
6:00 Knowrhah Fleurimond from WCK

6:30 - 7:15pm Evening Break (.75 hour)

Grab Some Dinner!

Join the cook-a-long and make
a dish from The WCK Cookbook!

7:15 Get Your Groove on with Lola  
7:30 Pax Bennet from No Kid Hungry
8:00 Movin' and Groovin' with Mara Smith
8:45 Game Night with Patty Lyons and Friends
9:45 Closing and Thank You with Laura and Friends!  


To learn more about these organizations:
Feeding America- The Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, working to connect people with food and end hunger. Donors, staff, and volunteers all play an important role in our efforts to end hunger in the United States.
World Central Kitchen-
WCK uses the power of food to heal communities and strengthen economies through times of crisis and beyond.
No Kid Hungry-
No child should go hungry in a nation as wealthy as ours. But millions of kids are living with hunger right now because of the pandemic. With No Kid Hungry, you can help change that for good.
Meals on Wheels-
Today, the average life expectancy is at a record high of 79 years. As we get older, even the most independent among us may experience physical declines or financial hardship that strips away our independence. Add to that an increase in geographic mobility of our families, and the result is millions of seniors left behind, hungry and alone.



Is there a minimum to fundraise?
Definitely not, but to receive a link to the event you must sign up as a team member and raise a minimum of $100.

What if I don't knit?
Don’t knit? That’s OK! Any crafting practice is welcome! Crochet! Sew! Macrame! Weave! ETC!

Have you seen the Gilmore Girls?
YES, we were inspired by the infamous Gilmore Girls Knit-a-thon episode!

What are we doing on March 23rd, 2024?

The knit-a-thon will take place on March 23rd, from 10am-10pm ET. There will be a schedule of zoom programming throughout the day (music, speakers, breakout knitting rooms, yoga, stretching, knitting ergonomics, etc.). We’ll hear from each of the four organizations that we’re fundraising for to learn more about the work they’re doing.

Do I have to attend the zoom?

Definitely not! If you want to knit-a-thon, but don’t want to participate in the accompanying zoom event that is a-ok! The zoom programming is completely optional! You could stay home alone, get together with another knitter, or gather with a group of crafty friends at your LYS and stay offline. The choice is completely yours.

What are we knitting?
Whatever you want! If you are inspired to knit for charity we've put together a resource of organizations that collect donations here! Some knit-a-thoners knit a prize for their donors (to be raffled off at the end of the event). Some of us knit for ourselves... which is totally ok! You are doing GREAT work by joining in to raise money and knitters need handmade sweaters too!

Can I set up a team with my LYS or Guild?
If your guild or LYS wants to set up one account as a team member to fundraise under and have everyone use the same link to solicit donations that is absolutely ok! Just keep in mind that whoever signs up will be getting e-mails from the Knit For Food Team and it will be their responsibility to forward information on.

Are there public Meet-Ups for Knit for Food?

If you are organizing a public meet-up for Knit for Food? Register it here.
Want to knit with others in your area? See if there is a meet-up near you.

How are the funds being collected and distributed?
We are using a fundraising platform called Givebutter for optimal transparency. 100% of the funds collected will be split evenly between the 4 organizations listed above.
Donors will be charged a credit card fee when they donate and will also have an option to tip Givebutter.
Givebutter does not charge any platform fees and relies on your generosity to support this free fundraising service.
You can read more about that here.

We do not accept checks. Because we have a deadline, by the time a check is sent, processed, cleared, recorded, our window to accept donations will have expired.
Your donor can write you a check, then you can make the donation through the portal.

Is my donation tax deductible?
No, Knit for Food is a Pass-Through Entity. What that means is that 100% of the money we raise goes directly to the four organizations which all have 501c3 status. Knit for Food has no expenses, and is entirely volunteer run. If you have a foundation or corporate matching program that requires a donation to a 501c3 then we'd love for you to directly donate to one (or all) of the four organizations directly. Please fill out this form for each donation made so that all funds raised are reported in our final total.

Do you collect checks?
We do not accept checks. Because we have a deadline, by the time a check is sent, processed, cleared, recorded, our window to accept donations will have expired.
Your donor can write you a check, then you can make the donation through the portal.

Do you have Merch?
BIG NOTE: Selling merch does not raise funds for Knit for Food, if you want to donate to the knit-a-thon please do so here! Any proceeds left after paying our graphic designer will be split between the four organizations listed above!

Is there a Press Release?
YES! It is here.
We would LOVE for your to share the news of the knit-a-thon far and wide! Laura is available for interviews and presentations to your guild/LYS/etc. Just e-mail her!

Want to make new friends and inspire each other?
Join our FACEBOOK group! Please use the hashtag #knitforfood on social media!