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Dominick's, ABC7 Annual Holiday Food Drive

December 29, 2008 10:58:15 AM PST
Dominick's Finer Foods and ABC7 Chicago will be helping to fight empty plates this holiday season by rolling out the food collection barrels and decking Depository Dollars near check-out counters for their annual Dominick's & ABC7 Chicago Holiday Food Drive to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The eight-week event runs this year from Nov. 10, 2008 through Jan. 3, 2009. Last year, the food drive collected the equivalent of 795,000 pounds of food that benefited hungry men, women and children. This year, the goal is to gain the equivalent of more than 1 million pounds of food so that everyone in our community may enjoy the bounty of the holidays.

ABC 7 meteorologist Tracy Butler will help focus attention on the critical need to help fight hunger, with live reports and weathercasts from three area Dominick's stores on Tuesday, December 2.

ABC7's Tracy Butler will be live at 3 Dominick's stores on Tuesday December 2, 2008.

  • In the morning she will be at the store on North Clybourn Avenue in Chicago.
  • At 11:00 AM she'll be live in Park Ridge at the Dominick's store on Cumberland Avenue.
  • In the afternoon join Tracy at the store on Ogden Avenue in Downers Grove.

Additionally, Tracy Butler and Bill Campbell, host and producer of ABC 7's "Chicagoing," will appear in public service announcements supporting the food drive. Butler and Campbell have spearheaded the public service campaign for the Holiday Food Drive since 1999. "Chicagoing" will examine the issue of hunger in the area and the importance of the Holiday Food Drive with Kate Maehr, executive director, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Sunday, November 30 at 11:30 a.m. on ABC 7.

During this effort to fight hunger across Cook County, individuals can drop off nonperishable food items at any local Dominick's location or by making a donation to the Greater Chicago Food Depository through Depository Dollars, available at the check-out counters of any Chicagoland Dominick's store in $1, $2 and $5 denominations.

A Virtual Food Drive will also help to purchase high-quality, nutritious food needed by men, women and children in Cook County. CLICK HERE to participate in our Virtual Food Drive.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository is Cook County's food bank, a nonprofit food distribution center that provides food to almost 90,000 people each week through a network of 600 soup kitchens, food pantries and shelters. For more information on The Greater Chicago Food Depository CLICK HERE.

For a complete listing of participating Dominick's locations CLICK HERE.


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