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Holiday food drive nets over 20,034 pounds of food

All donations will benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository

Donate via the virtual food drive now!

December 14, 2009 -- The Chicago Bulls, Midway Moving and Storage and Vienna Beef hosted a holiday food drive on Saturday to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The food drive collected $690 and an astounding 20,034 pounds of food which will provide a lot of meals for those in need.

Prior to the tip-off of the Bulls’ home game against the Boston Celtics, fans were encouraged to drop off non-perishable food items at any of the United Center admission gates.

High protein foods in unbreakable containers, as well as baby foods, diapers and hygiene products were highly recommended. Monetary donations to the Greater Chicago Food Depository in conjunction with the Bulls’ food drive were also collected at the gates on Saturday.

Fans who did not attend that evening’s game can still assist in the collection by purchasing food items or making a donation in the virtual food drive at Bulls.com.

Derrick Rose, Kirk Hinrich, John Salmons, Aaron Gray and Lindsey Hunter all made personal donations to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, is a not-for-profit 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 600 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to almost a half-million adults and children every year.

For more information, log onto www.chicagofoodbank.org or call 773.247.FOOD.