We salute all the exhibiting companies at this year’s NRA Show that donated more than 66,000 pounds of food to the Greater Chicago Food Depository after the event. The donated food provided an impressive 49,500 meals to the 600 GCFD member pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, day care centers and senior living facilities across the Chicago metro area. The Association and GCFD have partnered for over 20 years to deliver food donations to the men, women and children who rely on these emergency and supplemental meals. Way to go!
“Exemplifying the National Restaurant Association’s vision to enhance the quality of life for all we serve is the generosity of the restaurants, vendors, suppliers and manufacturers who exhibited at NRA Show 2009 and collectively donated tens of thousands of pounds of food to those in need,” said Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association. “As the largest restaurant and hospitality industry trade show in the U.S., we are committed to giving back to the local community and helping to feed the hungry.”
“We are so grateful for the National Restaurant Association’s longtime support of our hunger-relief efforts,” said Kate Maehr, executive director of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. “This substantial food donation is critical as we face a 35 percent increase in the number of people turning to pantries. Thousands of individuals and families in Cook County will receive food as a result.”
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