Hundreds take part in Spirit of Giving Food Drive with ABC7 and Dominick's

December 4, 2012 (CHICAGO)

On Tuesday, our coverage showcased the ABC7 Team all over the city and suburbs collecting donations.

The response was overwhelming. Hundreds came out to donate.

Meteorologist Tracy Butler and Judy Hsu met many supporters at Dominick's locations where ABC 7 donation bins were piled high.

To show where some of the donations went, Windy City Live's Val Warner highlighted after school programs offered at Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center on the city's South Side. Her co-host Ryan Chiaverini stopped by for a jam session with The Blues Kids.

Hosea Sanders spoke with students who are thankful for full meals after school from the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

At York Community High School in Elmhurst, Roz Varon-- with the help of hundreds from the community—stuffed a truck full of food for the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

The Spirit of Giving Food Drive runs through January 2nd. All food drive donations will benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository is a nonprofit food distribution center that provides food to more than 142,000 people each week through a network of 650 soup kitchens, food pantries and shelters. For more information, visit

\Northern Illinois Food Bank is a nonprofit organization that distributes nutritious food to all those in need through its network of 665 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and youth sites in 13 counties. The Food Bank helps more than 61,600 people each week. For more information visit

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