Bulls host food drive to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository
March 14, 2011—To help hungry Chicagoans in need, the Bulls, Midway Moving and Storage and Vienna Beef hosted a food drive on Saturday to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Prior to the tip-off of the Bulls’ game against the Utah Jazz, 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 food drive were also collected at the gates that evening.
Fans who could not attend the game can still assist in the collection by purchasing food items or making a donation in the virtual food drive at Bulls.com/fooddrive.
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. For more information, log onto www.chicagofoodbank.org or call 773-247-FOOD.