CHICAGO (WLS) -- On this Giving Tuesday, November 29th, 2022, ABC 7 Chicago kicks off "Feed the Love", an initiative with area food banks to help fight the growing problem of food insecurity.
During ABC 7's 11a.m. newscast, co-anchored by Terrell Brown and Tanja Babich, Meteorologist Tracy Butler presented checks to Kate Maehr of The Greater Chicago Food Depository and Julie Yurko of the Northern Illinois Food Bank on behalf of ABC 7.
In addition to the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Northern Illinois Food Bank, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana will also participate.
With inflation soaring and many families struggling to find their footing post-pandemic, it is more important than ever to continue the fight to end hunger by providing consistent, nutritional meals to those in need.
Through a network of more than 700 community partners, the Greater Chicago Food Depository expects to distribute 2.75 million holiday meals this year throughout Chicago and the Northern Illinois Food Bank plans to provide 78-80 million meals throughout all of Northern Illinois.
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ABC7/WLS-TV Chicago is the No. 1 local news source and most-watched television station in Chicago. With top-rated daily newscasts spanning decades and the largest social media presence in the market with more than 2.3 million Facebook followers, ABC7 Eyewitness News provides breaking news, investigative reporting, weather, politics, traffic and sports in the multiplatform space to Chicago, the suburbs and northwest Indiana. Named Best News Operation by the Associated Press for four consecutive years, the station produces 41 hours of local news weekly and Chicago's only local weekday entertainment talk show, "Windy City LIVE," as well as its highest-rated New Year's Eve special. ABC7's award-winning programs such as "Our Chicago" showcase the city's diversity, while being the only Chicago station producing and broadcasting parades representing Chicago's rich cultural history. In addition to producing town halls focused on current social issues, the station has a long and proud tradition of broadcasting political candidate debates keeping Chicago's electorate informed. ABC7's outreach efforts include annual partnerships with the Red Cross for life-saving blood drives and, most recently, spearheading an effort to raise more than $1.5 million for area food pantries.
See all our Feed the Love coverage.