Bulls, Midway Moving and Storage, and Vienna Beef team up to host a food drive
March 26, 2012 -- The Bulls, Midway Moving and Storage, and Vienna Beef teamed up to host a food drive on Saturday to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The food drive collected more than 30,000 pounds of food to help feed hungry Chicagoans in need.
Prior to the tip-off of the Bulls game against the Toronto Raptors, fans were encouraged to drop off non-perishable food items at any of the United Center admission gates. Foods in unbreakable containers such as canned soups, fruits and vegetables as well as cereal, pasta and peanut butter were highly recommended. Monetary donations to the Greater Chicago Food Depository in conjunction with the food drive were also collected at the gates. Fans that attended the game and donated to the food drive were also entered into a raffle and one lucky winner received an autographed Derrick Rose jersey.
Carlos Boozer and C.J. Watson also helped out by making personal donations of food to the drive that evening. Fans can still assist in the collection by making a monetary donation to the virtual food drive via the form below.
The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 678,000 adults and children in Cook County every year. Last year, the Food Depository distributed 69 million pounds of nonperishable food and fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 145,000 meals every day. For more information, visit www.chicagofoodbank.org or call 773-247-FOOD.