Chicago donates to the Greater Chicago Food Depository

December 15, 2008 5:55:52 PM PST
The City of Chicago is sharing some of its proceeds from the Taste of Chicago with residents in need. During a celebration at city hall on Monday, more than $48,000 was presented to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

The donation was earned through food and beverage sales at this summer's Taste of Chicago.

The money is earmarked for a program called Kitchens which teaches people marketable food industry job skills.

"For nearly 10 years, this program has been aiding unemployed, underemployed adults in Cook County who have a passion for life in the kitchen and a desire to achieve entry level employment in the food service industry," said Mayor Daley.

Students participating in the Kitchen's program prepare nearly 2,000 meals a day which are provided to hungry children after school.