Taste leftovers to feed the poor

July 7, 2009 2:30:27 PM PDT
An estimated 3500 pounds of unused food was rescued from Taste of Chicago food vendors.The Taste of Chicago Food Rescue resulted in more than 2600 meals for hungry men, women and children.

Each week some 90,000 people turn to the Greater Chicago Food Depository and its network for assistance.

A percentage of the proceeds from Taste of Chicago benefits Mayor Daley's Sharing It program. A portion of that benefits the food depository.